President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday magnanimously ordered that former Vice President Alex Ekwueme, who is in coma, be flown abroad for free medical treatment.
This was disclosed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu in a statement on Friday.
He said the President gave the order after he received a brief on the medical condition of the former Vice President.
The approval given by Buhari would cover the cost of chartering an air ambulance for the journey and the cost of his treatment, Mr. Shehu said.
The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate medical treatment of former Vice-President, Dr Alex Ekwueme, outside the country.
“The approval followed a brief the President received Friday on the medical condition of the former Vice-President.
“The approval covers the immediate charter of an Air Ambulance for the emergency movement and the cost of treatment.
“President Buhari prays that God will grant the elder statesman speedy recovery.”