Former Minister ill, receiving treatment in UK

Alison-Madueke is said to be under close observation and as such has been prevented from seeing outsiders or using phones.

Former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke is ill and receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment at a hospital in the United Kingdom, a family member has said.

Alison-Madueke is said to be under close observation and as such has been prevented from seeing outsiders or using phones, according to Leadership.

The family member said:

“Our daughter has been in hospital where is receiving treatment for some weeks now. She is currently under close medical observation. We learnt that the observation means that she has been unable to see anyone outside close family members over the last few weeks. They have also discouraged her use of phones to avoid any risk of infection which will be extremely harmful for her.”

“Diezani is responding well, but doctors are concerned about her movement and interaction given the intense treatment being administered. It is such an emotional time for us all as she is quite fragile and we are careful to keep her away from all the gossip and falsehoods being attributed to her in the media.”

“We expect the media to respect the family’s feelings at this trying time. The press, especially online media, should be careful to be professional and balanced in their reporting.”

Alison-Madueke hasn’t appeared in public since former President Goodluck Jonathan vacated office in May.

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