Nigeria’s First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, has been flown out to Germany for what a Presidency source said was for a check-up. Other reports say the sudden journey was another emergency following a relapse in her health condition.
informationng.com gathers that the first lady had to be flown out due to new health concerns that developed overnight. Due to her sudden departure for Germany, we learnt that her appearance at a presidential event scheduled for 6:00 PM where the president hosted foreign ambassadors to Nigeria had to be cancelled.
The first lady’s state of health has been shrouded in official secrecy as the presidency will neither confirm reports of her ill health nor disclose the real reasons behind her frequent foreign trips of late. Her principal media aide Ayo Osinlu, said that he couldn’t tell of her movements because he was not in Abuja at the moment but a Presidency source said that she only travelled on Monday for a check-up.
“You will recall that since she returned last year, madam has not travelled out of the country. This trip is just for a check-up, nothing more. Any report that she had been hurriedly flown abroad is far from the truth,” the source said