President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday fell ill in London and, as a result, could not attend a meeting of Nigeria’s honorary international investors which he had gone for. He was said to have immediately been taken to a hospital in London where he was receiving treatment. A terse statement by his special adviser on media and publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, noted, however, that the president’s health condition was not a serious issue, as the medical check he was meant to undergo was only a precautionary measure.
Abati stated: “In the course of his ongoing visit to London for a meeting of Nigeria’s Honorary International Investors’ Council, President Goodluck Jonathan became indisposed and could not be present at the opening of the meeting today. “President Jonathan has since been examined by competent medical practitioners. He has been advised to rest for a few days. The Presidency wishes to assure all Nigerians that President Jonathan’s condition is nothing serious and that the medical attention he has sought is only precautionary.”