The former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, who is reported to be on the list of high profile Nigerians barred by President Muhammadu Buhari from traveling outside the country, has left for Wiesbaden, Germany to receive medical treatment in the European country, along with his wife.
In a statement released by his media aide, Kunle Oyewunmi, the former governor was rushed immediately into an ambulance to Helios Klinik, Wiesbaden, Germany on Tuesday, alongside his wife, Ifunanya, to undergo a major surgery for an undisclosed and life-threatening ailment.
According to Oyewunmi, Kalu left the country on Monday, October 29, 2018, aboard a Lufthansa airplane.
He quoted Kalu’s wife, Ifunanya, as saying that the surgery was successful, adding that the ex-governor had regained consciousness.
She was quoted as saying:
“Although the surgery was successful, my husband will still have to be monitored closely by a medical team for at least four months in order to prevent complications.
“His condition is improving gradually and he will be fine if he is able to keep to his doctor’s advice,” she added.