Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday observed his annual medical tourism in Bayelsa State instead of traveling to his hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, United States where he used to go for medical check-up.

The Nation Newspaper reported that 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.

Credit The Nation