We Can’t Bear Full Cost Of Ekwueme’s Treatment – FG Makes U-Turn

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

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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.

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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.
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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