The Federal Government has fulfilled its vow to fly the Second Republic Vice President, Alex Ekwueme abroad for medical treatment. He departed Nigeria Sunday, News Agency of Nigerian reported.
Ekwueme who suffered chest infection, and according to family source, was recovering from the ailment at Memfys Hospital of Neurosurgery, Enugu.
According to NAN, the elder statesman departed the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, around 8:30 a.m. on Sunday in a white air ambulance with registration number N605AJ.
However, Memfys Hospital and family sources did not disclose the country where the former vice president would be receiving treatment.
Some family members accompanied Ekwueme on the medical trip, while others came to bid him farewell.
President Muhammadu Buhari had last week approved that Ekwueme should be flown abroad for treatment.