The official said in Enugu on Tuesday that “Ekwueme is still in Memfys Hospital,” even though President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered he should be flown abroad for better care.
The former vice-president was admitted into the hospital for chest infection.
Contrary to reports in some quarters that the former Number 2 Man had died, the former vice-president is stable and doing well.
The official said that Ekwueme was receiving the best attention from the hospital.
The official maintained that though the hospital would not give out information about its patients, “the rumour that he is dead is false.”
“He is recovering and doing well. People should not spread false information. The family members are always here,” the official said.
The Federal Government had undertaken to fly Ekwueme abroad for special attention once he is more stable.
Also, the traditional ruler of Oko community in Orumba North Local Government of Anambra, Igwe Laz Ekwueme, corroborated the hospital official’s statement.
According to him, Ekwueme is alive and recovering from illness.
Laz, the musicologist, who is also the younger brother to the former VP, said in a telephone interview in Awka on Tuesday that people had called the family to ask about the state of the elder statesman.
“You people should stop disturbing me with all these calls. Ekwueme is alive and recovering, please,” he said.