Petroleum Resources Minister, Mrs. Dieziani Alison-Madueke, on Wednesday denied reports that she had been hospitalised in a London hospital with “a potentially serious” condition.
In a Facebook post at 3.37p.m Nigerian time, the minister said, “On the contrary to recently published articles concerning my health, I haven’t been hospitalised in London. Both my family and I are well.”
She did not, however, give her current location.
A report on Saharareporters on Wednesday quoted an unnamed medical source as saying that “the minister’s diagnosis was for a condition related to abnormal cell development in her body.
“The doctor declined to disclose if the diagnosis was a form of cancer, but said Mrs. Alison-Madueke’s condition “assumed a dire dimension recently.” The medical source and another source close to the minister’s family told SaharaReporters that, prior to her recent hospitalization, Mrs. Alison-Madueke had made monthly medical trips to the UK.”
The report came on the heels of confusion over the state of health of Mrs. Petience Jonathan, wife of President Goodluck Jonathan.
She is said to have undergone surgery for a ruptured appendicitis in a German hospital.