Archbishop of Canterbury Visits Buhari in London

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, Friday, paid a personal visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at Abuja House, London.
Special adviser on media and publicity to the President, Femi Adesina revealed this on his Facebook page.
According to Adesina, Archbishop Welby and President Buhari are friends, who share deep respect for each other.
Adesina said the Archbishop visited Buhari, who he described as his friend, at Abuja House, London.
The presidential spokesman quoted Welby as saying during the visit that he was delighted to see the rapid recovery Buhari has made from his health challenges.
The Anglican priest was further quoted as describing the President’s recovery as a testimony to the healing powers of God, and answer to prayers of millions of people around the world.
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 recalled that when former British Prime Minister, David Cameron, described 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 vacation.

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