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FG did not sponsor my medical trip abroad – Minister

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The Minister of State for Education, Anthony Anwuka, says the Nigerian government did not finance his medical vacation to United States.

Mr. Anwuka, who just returned to the country after spending 27 days in the US, told journalists after he arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Monday evening that he did not receive any funds from the federal government for the trip.

“The government had no penny at all inside it. There was no support from the federal government. I did not ask for it. I only applied for my leave and left. Maybe now that I am back, I could ask”, he said.

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Naija News gathered that the news of the minister taken to the U.S. for medical treatment was first confirmed by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who solicited for people’s prayers on his behalf (Anwuka) two weeks ago in Abuja during briefing.

Mr. Anwuka disclosed that he was diagnosed of having high cholesterol level, adding that his medical bills were footed by his son who is a medical doctor in the U.S. and the Imo governor, Rochas Okorocha, who paid for his plane ticket.

“I went for check-up and I was told I had a high cholesterol. I then reported to my son, who is a doctor in the United States. It was my state governor, the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, who got me the ticket.

“I went to Aso Rock and applied for my leave. It was granted and I left on September 18. I am back to work now. My trip was sponsored by my son and my governor,” he revealed.

Source: Naija News

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