President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday declared that Allah has answered the prayers of Nigerians concerning his health.
The President made the remark in his condolences delivered by the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazzau, to the family of a prominent Kano State businessman, Alhaji Audu Adahama.
In a statement by Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, who accompanied Dambazzau during the visit, said Buhari thanked the people of the state for their prayers and good wishes during the period he was away for treatment in London.
Shehu quoted Buhari as saying, “Allah has accepted your prayers and we are thankful to you for joining other Nigerians in saying those prayers for me and the nation. On behalf of my family, the government and the people of the entire country, please accept our heartfelt condolences.”
According to Shehu, the President described the death of the ex-customs officer and community leader as a painful loss.
Buhari affirmed that Adahama lived a worthy life having fully paid his dues to his community, the Customs which he served “with diligence and the country as a loyal and dutiful citizen.”
The late Adahama, 78, was survived by four children, including the Special Assistant to the President on Youths Matters, Nasiru Adahama.