Aisha Buhari, the wife of ailing President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed gratitude to Nigerians for their support for her husband’s government.
Mrs. Buhari expressed the feeling shortly after arriving at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, in the early hours of Tuesday, June 6, 2017.
Buhari has not been seen in public since May 7, 2017 when he met with 82 recently freed Chibok schoolgirls. That evening, the presidency announced he was leaving Nigeria for London on an indefinite medical trip.
Last week, a Scottish politician and former member of the UK parliament, Eric Joyce, rattled the Nigerian establishment when he announced the death of President Buhari and later called on Aso Rock to end the games.
She conveyed the appreciation of the president to Nigerians for their constant prayers and support and said he would soon be with them as he was recuperating fast.
The president’s wife thanked Nigerians for their steadfastness in the face of challenges facing the country.
She also called for prayers and cooperation of Nigerians for Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, toward achieving the mandate of the Buhari administration as contained in the APC manifesto.
According to The Cable, Mrs. Buhari also said that Buhari was impressed with Osinbajo’s loyalty.
Aisha also urged Nigerians not to relent in their prayers for the progress of the country.
Additional reports by News Agency of Nigeria.