By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his appreciation to Nigerians for their goodwill and a prayer, saying his condition has improved.
Buhari, who spoke for about three minutes in vernacular, on phone, with Governor Ganduje, while a prayer session was going on at Africa House, Government House, Kano, said he is feeling better.
“Alhamdulillah (all praise be to Allah)”, he said when Ganduje enquired “how are you feeling now Your Excellency?
During the prayer session, which was broadcast live by local radio stations in Kano, Ganduje told the President that Islamic scholars and Imams in Kano were praying for his speedy recovery, said the statement issued in kano Wednesday.
To this, the President remarked “Maa shaa Allah”, meaning, “God willed it”, an Arabic phrase used to show appreciation for a person or happening and is evoked upon hearing good news.
He expressed the hope that Allah will accept the prayers and asked the governor to extend his best wishes to the Islamic scholars.
Governor Ganduje, who was highly elated, remarked that from the tone of voice of the President, his health has greatly improved expressing the hope that the Nigerian leader would get well soon.
The governor told the President that there are over 7, 000 Juma’at mosques in Kano and that he has directed them to pray for him. Ganduje enjoined Nigerians to continue to pray for the well-being of the President and the success of his administration.
“We prayed for Buhari to win and he won. It is now mandatory on us to rally round his government and pray for his well-being”, Ganduje remarked.
The prayers session, which brought together about 300 Imams and Islamic leaders from all Islamic denominations across the state was attended by the state Deputy governor, Professor Hafiz Abubakar, the Chief Imam of Kano, Professor M.S. Zahraddeen the state Commissioner of Police, Rabi’u Yusuf legislators and former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Umar Na’abba.