Adamawa state Governor, Mohammed Jibrilla has declared Friday, February 10th, and Sunday, February 12th to be specifically set aside to offer special prayers in mosques and churches for President Muhammadu Buhari’s speedy recovery.
Governor Jibrilla Bindow who believes that any leader required prayers no matter his or her health status said President Muhammadu Buhari needs the prayers of all Nigerians to enable him pilot the affairs of the country effectively. Speaking at the state weekly executive council, Governor Jibrilla said:
“We have been doing this even before he travelled for his vacation and we will not relent.
“As the Governor of Adamawa State, I deserve special prayers from my people to enable me accomplish the dreams of governing the state well.“
Governor Jibrilla reiterated the desire of the state government towards providing dividends of democracy to the people, pointing out that as the government closes up with its road network projects, attention will now be shifted to the health and education sectors.
Similarly, Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state while wishing President Buhari sound health, has urged Nigerians to jointly pray to God for the President to get well soon.
Speaking with some reporters at the Government House on Thursday, while hosting the General Overseer of Champions Glory Assembly Church, Pastor Joshua Lasisi, Fayose said he joined all Nigerians to pray for the President and asks God to give him good health.
However, Fayose who is also the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP)’s Governors’ Forum, advised the Presidency to ensure it gives accurate information about Mr. President’s health status so as to forestall a situation whereby people would continue to spread nasty rumours.
He stressed that the Presidency owes Nigerians accurate information about the situation of things, else people would continue to spread one rumour or the other.
According to Fayose, it is the right of Nigerians to demand truthful and accurate information about the President’s health from the Presidency because the moment he assumed such his position, his life became public. Hear him:
“So, we should let Nigerians have the accurate information about the whereabouts of Mr. President. At the same time Nigerians too should be praying for the President. Nobody has control over health challenges, the only thing they are doing wrong is hiding the facts from Nigerians.
“I cannot say I cannot be sick when I’m sick because I am a public figure. I represent the interests of many people. They must know where I am, what is wrong and what am doing it is the right of every Nigerians. But I want to urge all of us to stick together and pray for Mr. President.“
In the same vein, the Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, has appealed to Nigerians to be calm and resolute in prayers for the quick recovery of President Buhari and his return to the country.
In a statement by his media aide, Victor Oluwadamilare on Thursday, Shittu also urged Nigerians not to be too worried about the state of health of the president.
Shittu said that the president, like any other person, was entitled to medical check-ups after strenuous official engagements; hence there should be no reason for anybody to make issues out of his health condition.
He appealed to Nigerians to go about their daily activities without fear as the nation was calm and everything was going on well. He also urged Nigerians to have firm belief in statements issued by the presidency on the status of the president’s health rather than believing in rumours always posted on the social media.