‘Please Pray For Buhari’- Presidency Begs Nigerians


The Presidency on Thursday urged Nigerians to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari who has left the country form medical vacation in the United Kingdom on Thursday.

It assured Nigerians that they don’t need to worry too much about the President’s health as he is going to rest.

The Special Adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, spoke in Abuja said ” You know that God did work of creation for six days and on the seventh day he rested. So if God needed to rest how much more human being.

“So the president is just going to rest and the statement we have released is straight forward. He will go on this leave and during the leave he will do routine medical checkups.”

On whether there is anything to worry about Buhari’s health, he said: “Nothing absolutely nothing. We need to show good will towards our leaders particularly President Muhammadu Buhari who is working to give Nigeria a new footing, a new orientation. Nothing absolutely to worry about but a lot of good will, a lot prayers are necessary at all times.”

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) , Gabriel Olonishakin, said that the meeting at the airport with the President was to give him update on operations within and outside the country especially Nigeria’s involvement with the ECOWAS standby force being inducted into Senegal over the issue of mandate to ensure the president elect of The Gambia is sworn in.

On the operational mandate in Gambia, he said ” The operational mandate in Gambia is in line with the decision of the ECOWAS heads of states and government that the ECOWAS standby force be put in place to ensure that the decision of the people of The Gambia is respected.”

Asked if there were other directives as the president is proceeding on leave, he said “Those were the things we talked about. As the head of the military is to ensure that everything is in order and to make sure that the situation is handled appropriately.

At the airport, President Buhari said that there was nothing wrong for him to go on the medical vacation.
“What’s wrong with going on vacation? Didn’t I go last year at the same time?” he queried