A former Nigerian Senate President, Senator Joseph Wayas is said to be critically ill and has been flown to London for urgent medical treatment over an undisclosed ailment.
Wayas who was Senate President in the Second Republic between 1979 and 1983 when Alhaji Shehu Shagari was president was said to have been battling undisclosed health challenged since 2013 and was flown to London for medical care.
Confirming his ill health, Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River sate has ordered the commissioner of health, Betta Edu to ensure Joseph Wayas is nursed back to health.
In a statement on Wednesday, Christian Ita, Ayade’s spokesperson, said the governor directed the commissioner to ensure that Wayas is nursed back to health.
“Following information that former Senate President, Dr. Joseph Wayas is ill in London, His Excellency, Governor Ben Ayade has directed that the Cross River State Government takes over the management of his health immediately,” Ita said.
“Consequently, His Excellency has ordered the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Betta Edu, to visit the ailing statesman in London and oversee his treatment. The governor further directs the Commissioner to ensure that no expense is spared in the effort to nurse Dr. Wayas back to health.”