Instead of traveling to his usual hospital in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States of America where he used to attend to his health, ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo has decided to observe this ‘ritual’ in Bayelsa State.
The former President said the move was to fulfill a promise he made earlier in February when he inspected medical facilities built by the state Governor, Seriake Dickson.
He said the medical standard and state-of-the-art facilities he saw during the tour of hospitals and a diagnostic centre established by Dickson motivated him to take his routine medical checks to Bayelsa.
Obasanjo, who arrived Yenagoa, the state capital, on Monday night, reported at the Bayelsa Specialist Hospital close to the Government House at about 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday.
Accompanied by senior medical staff of the specialist hospital, the ex-President did tests in various health departments in the hospital.
He was later driven to the Bayelsa Diagnostic Centre (BDC) where medical experts took him through medical equipment at the centre.