President Jonathan Undergoes Medical Checkup In London
President Goodluck Jonathan has undergone a medical checkup in London after a brief illness that sidelined the opening ceremony of the Nigerian Honorary International Investors’ Council, HIIC.
Special adviser to the President on media and publicity, said in a statement on Thursday that the President was examined by competent medical practitioners after feeling on well while in London.
He has also been advised to rest for a few days.
“The Presidency wishes to assure all Nigerians that President Jonathan’s condition is nothing serious. The medical attention he has sought is only precautionary,” Abati said.
The President left Abuja for London on Wednesday to preside over a three-day meeting of the HIIC which is expected to discuss among other issues, the generation of long-term affordable finance for Nigeria’s real sector, developing Nigeria’s private equity and venture capital sectors to attract more foreign investments as well as Nigeria’s information and communications technology master-plan.
The meeting of the council which is coordinated by Baroness Lynda Chalker will also feature a review of Nigeria’s existing investment policies by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, OECD, the Paris-based international organization dedicated to the promotion of policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.
President Jonathan is not expected back in the country until the weekend.