A former Nigerian Vice President, Dr Alex Ekwueme, who is currently on admission in Memfis Hospital for Neurosurgery, Enugu is reported to be in stable condition.

An aide of the former vice president, who spoke to newsmen on condition of anonymity, said that his boss was responding to treatment.

When the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) visited the hospital, the manager said that it was against practice to give out information about patients.

Meanwhile, the family of the former vice president had in a statement thanked members of the public for their concern on the health of their father.

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The statement signed by the traditional ruler of Oko, Prof. Laz Ekwueme, said that the former vice president would remain under close medical attention.

“Ekwueme had a quiet celebration of his 85th birthday on Oct. 21 in the company of his family members and he remained in high spirits up till his recent health challenges.

“His doctors confirmed that he is stable, but he will remain under close medical attention in the meantime.

“The family requests the sustained support and prayers of Nigerians as he continues to make a full recovery,” Ekwueme said.

The former Vice President was on Oct. 29, hospitalised for alleged chest infection.

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