The family of the country’s first Vice President, Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme has urged all Nigerians to pray fervently for his quick recovery from illness.
This is coming just as the family in a statement early Thursday said the elder statesman is recuperating from his illness.
The statement signed by his younger brother, Professor Laz Ekwueme said the doctors treating the former vice president has assured that the former leader would fully recover.
“It will be recalled that the former Vice President had a quiet celebration of his 85th birthday on the 21st of October 2017 in the company of his family members and he remained in high spirits up till his recent health challenges.
“His doctors have confirmed that he is stable, but he will remain under close medical attention in the meantime.
“The family would like to express its profound gratitude to all Nigerians who have shown concern over this development and requests their sustained support and prayers as he continues to make a full recovery.” The statement reads.