Archbishop of Canterbury visits Buhari, pledges prayers

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The Presidency has revealed that the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, on Friday, visited the debilitated President Muhammadu Buhari in London, United Kingdom, where he has been receiving medical attention since May 7.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, revealed this in an announcement made accessible to columnists in Abuja on Friday.

Adesina said the Archbishop visited Buhari, who he described as his friend, at the Abuja House, London.


The presidential spokesman quoted Welby as saying during the visit that he was delighted to see the rapid recovery Buhari had made from his health challenges.

The Anglican cleric was additionally cited as depicting the President's recuperation as a declaration to the mending forces of God, and reply to supplications of a great many individuals around the globe.

The statement read, “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 reviewed that when previous British Prime Minister, David Cameron, portrayed Nigeria as a “fantastically corrupt” country ahead of an anti-corruption summit in London in 2016, Welby had retorted, “But this particular President (Buhari) is actually not corrupt.”

The Archbishop later personally received the Nigerian President at Lambert Palace, London, and had also paid a goodwill visit to Buhari in March, during his medical