We can only provide funds for air ambulance, FG tells Ekwueme’s family

by AljazirahNigeria | November 13, 2017 3:14 pm

Federal government has stated that it can only cater for air ambulance for the ailing second Republic Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme.

Sources told Vanguard on Sunday that the Federal Government has reneged on its promise to bear the full cost of treatment and transportation of the elder statesman to a hospital in London, and referred the issue to the Anambra State government where Ekwueme hails from.

According to the sources, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, who released an Air Ambulance to take Ekwueme to London, informed the Ekwueme family that was the extent the government could go.

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President Muhammadu Buhari had early in November ordered that Alex Ekwueme, ailing former vice-president, be flown abroad for medical treatment.

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant on media and publicity to the president, had also said Buhari gave the order after he received a brief on the medical condition of the former vice-president.

Shehu explained that the approval given by Buhari would cover the cost of chartering an air ambulance for the journey and the cost of his treatment.

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