President Muhammadu Bubari has approved the immediate medical treatment of former Vice-President, Dr Alex Ekwueme, outside the country.
The approval, according to a statement by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), 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.
President Buhari, in another statement by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity) congratulated business mogul, philanthropist and nationalist, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, as he celebrates his 75th birthday anniversary with family, friends and well-wishers.
“President Buhari joins the business community, political associates and colleagues of the versatile investor and publisher in celebrating the many achievements and milestones in the life of the statesman, who has won so many awards for his contributions to national development.
“The President affirms that Iwuanyanwu, the Ahaejiagamba Ndigbo, remains one of the strong pillars of Nigerian democracy through his seminal and material contributions to party politics, and consistent advocacy for the sanctity of votes and the rights of the poor in Nigeria.
“At 75 years, President Buhari believes the amiable politician can look back with pride at his many interventions to make life better for the poor, the vulnerable and less privileged, assuring him that he will be remembered by posterity.
“The President prays that the almighty God will grant Iwuanyanwu, who is a Knight of St Christopher, more years of good health, strength and wisdom to serve his people and the nation,” the statement said