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FG Didn’t Sponsor My Medical Trip to the US – Minister of State for Education


Tunde Ogunmola

Minister of State for Education, Professor Anthony Anwuka who returned to the country, after receiving treatment in a US hospital for high cholesterol has denied that the Federal Government took care of his bills to the United States of America.

Anwuka said he only asked for permission from his employer which was duly granted for him to travel to the US to seek medical solution for the high blood cholesterol he was diagnosed with.

He said, “I went for a check-up and I was told I had high cholesterol. I then reported to my son, who is a doctor in the United States. It was my 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. 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.”

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