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SGF Akume seeks medical attention in Germany


SGF Akume seeks medical attention in Germany

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator George Akume, who was appointed by President Bola Tinubu, has fallen ill and has been urgently flown abroad for medical treatment.

According to Sahara Reporters, Akume, a former governor of Benue State, has been in Germany for the past five days seeking medical care.

According to one of the top sources, “Tinubu’s SGF is presently ill and is out of the country. He has been flown to Germany for urgent medical care. He’s been there for five days now.”

This revelation comes after Akume has not been carrying out official assignments recently and has been represented by officials in his absence.

During a recent event, the graduation of participants of the National Defence College (NDC) Course 31, Akume was represented by Alhaji Aliyu Shinkafi, the Permanent Secretary, Special Services, OSGF.

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Shinkafi delivered a lecture on behalf of Akume, highlighting the importance of economic growth and regional development for Africa, particularly Nigeria.

Akume, 69 years old, previously served as the minister of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs under President Muhammadu Buhari from 2019 to 2023.

He was also a Senator, representing Benue North-West Senatorial District from 2007 to 2019, and served as the Minority Leader of the Senate from June 2011 to June 2015.

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