by Wareez Odunayo
Reactions continue to trail yesterday’s visit of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby on Friday 4, August 2017, to the ailing President Muhammadu Buhari in London, United Kingdom where he has been receiving medical treatment since May 7.
— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) August 4, 2017
Many Nigerians are happy to see that the health condition of the President has improved, while many are of the view that he has no business in London than to come back home to continue his work or he should resign.
According to reports, the Head of the Anglican Church is said to be a close friend to Buhari..
At the anti-corruption summit in London in 2016, the erstwhile British Prime Minister, David Cameron, described Nigeria as a “fantastically corrupt” nation but was quick cut short by Welby who said “But this particular President (Buhari) is actually not corrupt.”
Also, the bishop received the President at Lambert Palace, London, and had also paid a visit to Buhari in March during his medical vacation.
However, Buhari’s spokesman, Femi Adesina quoted the Anglican priest as saying during the visit that he was delighted to see the rapid recovery Buhari has made from his health challenges.
Welby further described the President’s recovery as a testimony to the healing powers of God and answer to prayers of millions of people around the world.
My prayers continue for HE the President, Acting President, & whole country of Nigeria: may it flourish, its people know the blessing of God
— Archbishop of Canterbury (@JustinWelby) August 4, 2017
It’s unclear to 120 million Nigerians what the bishop discussed with his friend, President Muhammadu Buhari in his August visit to Abuja house in London.
See reactions below:
Very unfortunate that we've come to this point as a country.as in museum or [email protected]
— Jerry Uzosike (@JUzosike) August 4, 2017
Dolapo is a writer and journalist who works with YNaija. He has interests in Christianity, politics and sports.