Friday, 4 August 2017

Photo: Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby visits Buhuari

Ailing President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday received the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby at the Abuja House, London. The President have been away on medical leave for more than two months. Last week, he played host to a delegation of Nigerian Governors. His wife, Aisha also returned to the country two days ago thereby spreading rumours of the President's eminent return to the country. Here is what Femi Adesina wrote about the visit.




“ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY VISITS PRESIDENT BUHARI, GLAD AT LEVEL OF RECOVERY
Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, Friday, paid a personal visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at Abuja House, London.
The Archbishop and President Buhari are friends, who share deep respect for each other.
Archbishop Welby said he was delighted to see the rapid recovery President Buhari has made from his health challenges, noting that it was a testimony to the healing powers of God, and answer to prayers of millions of people round the world.

The cleric pledged to continue praying for both President Buhari and Nigeria.
In his response, the Nigerian President thanked Archbishop Welby, whom he noted had always stood by him at critical times, and wished him God’s continued grace in his spiritual duty of leading the Anglican Communion worldwide.

It will be recalled that when former British Prime Minister, David Cameron described Nigeria as a “fantastically corrupt” country ahead of an anti-corruption summit in London in 2016, Archbishop Welby had retorted: “But this particular President (Buhari) is actually not corrupt.”
The Archbishop later personally received the Nigerian President at Lambeth Palace, London, and had also paid a goodwill visit to President Buhari in March this year, during his medical vacation.
FEMI ADESINA
Special Adviser to the President
(Media and Publicity)
August 4, 2017″

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