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Presidency speaks on health status of ex-military ruler, Abdulsalam Abubakar


The Presidency has spoken up on the health status of General Abdulsalam Abubakar, a former Nigeria’s military Head of State, whose regime ushered in the Third Republic.

Reports had emerged that the former military ruler who is ill had been flown out of the country for medical treatment after he suffered a stroke in a section of his body.

According to reports, the former military ruler was flown to London last week for urgent medical treatment, with a source saying that the Chairman of the National Peace Committee had been ill for some time before his family decided to seek treatment outside of Nigeria.

But Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari’ on Media and Publicity in a Facebook post on Monday, said: “Alhamdu Lillahi for Allah’s mercy.

“I just ended a visit to His Excellency Abdulsalami Abubakar, former Head of State. He is out of hospital in a London apartment and apparently in no serious condition. He was his jovial self, maintaining a keen interest in developments back at home in Nigeria. Please, no cause for alarm.”

Presidency reacts to health status of ex-military ruler, Abdulsalam Abubakar

The former military Head of State was accompanied on his journey abroad by his wife, former First Lady Justice Fati Lami Abubakar, according to reports.

Due to his illness, Abubakar was unable to attend the Gubernatorial Peace Pact signed by all 11 political parties and its candidates on June 15, 2022 in Ado Ekiti earlier this week.

Bishop Mathew Kukah and other members of the National Peace Committee represented him.

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