Less than six weeks after President Muhammadu Buhari returned from medical vacation in the United Kingdom, one of his ministers has been flown to the U.S for the same purpose.

Buhari's Minister of State for Education, Anthony Anwukah is said to be down due to a strange ailment.

Anwukah'a predicament was disclosed on Tuesday by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, at a press briefing on the 2017 World Teachers’ Day in Abuja.

Adamu urged those at the event to rise for prayer for the speedy recovery of the minister.

“Please permit me to ask us to say a minute prayer for the Minister of State who is away in the U.S to receive medical treatment for an illness,” Adamu said

Reports suggest the ailing minister was last seen at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting two weeks ago, where he excused himself half way into proceedings.

He was seen spotting a cervical collar around his neck, while protocol officers sent for his official driver to pick him up from the Presidential Villa.