Buhari writes Conde, says ‘I am making good progress’
• At Trinity anniversary, Osinbajo preaches love, unity
President Muhammadu Buhari has thanked his Guinean counterpart, Alpha Conde, for the nationwide prayers held last week by Guineans for his recovery and good health.
The message was contained in a letter dated July 24, 2017 to Conde, who is the current chairman of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union.
Buhari, who had earlier made a phone call to Conde, stated: “I thank you for your kind and thoughtful action in organizing nationwide prayers for my good health. It is a gesture that I will forever cherish and treasure.
“Your Excellency will be pleased to hear that I am making good progress, and as soon as doctors advise, I shall return to my duties and continue serving the Nigerian people who elected me and are daily praying for my recovery.”
In an earlier letter, President Buhari had accepted his nomination as leader of the “2018 AU Theme on the Fight Against Corruption”, which came from African leaders at the 29th Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the AU held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on July 4, 2017.
”While thanking you for the kind words and for the nomination, I wish to express my readiness to accept this new important role and to reiterate my commitment to contribute towards our collective efforts to strengthen good governance and development on the continent.
“I, therefore, look forward to working closely with you in the realization of this objective,” Buhari said in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, yesterday.
Meanwhile, the cting President, Yemi Osinbajo has tasked Nigerians to imbibe the culture of love and tolerance to move the nation forward.
Osinbajo who spoke at the seventh anniversary service at Trinity House, Victoria Island, Lagos disclosed that Nigeria would be insurmountable if its people are selfless towards one another.
He said: “Christianity is a call to transform our nation and doing the things that Christ has called us to do, unlike any other forms of believe, Christianity has called us to sacrifice all and we are enjoined to love our neighbour, pray for those that despise us, even when we know that some may want evil for us, we are meant to pray for them and we are enjoined not to revenge.
“Love and compassion is what will change our nation and the world, that is our ultimate as believers. Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith, all we need do is to believe and rely on him.”
On his own part, pastor, Trinity House, Ituah Ighodalo, who commended the effort of the acting president for his role in the nation since president Muhammadu Buhari went for treatment in the United Kingdom said that Osinbajo is committed to moving the nation forward.
“We need to be more efficient in Nigeria, allocate our resources a bit better, and encourage the development of our natural resource, agriculture, mineral resource, human capital and others.
“Nigeria has no business being poor, Nigeria has no business not being able to feed herself, it has no business being illiterate, or high mortality rate. With the vice president and those of us who are interested in Nigeria we are going to work hard to fully transform this nation.”
“Yemi Osinbajo is not just my friend, he is my brother, we have been together many years, in both secular life and spiritual life, we have shared many things together many dreams and aspirations and I am proud that God selected him even from among many to be vice president, I am proud with what he is doing, he is working hard, he is efficient, he is doing his best, he has not let us down, he is not greedy, he is not corrupt, he is a professional and he is also learning the political routes very and he has been faithful, to his boss Buhari and his Party. He is committed to bringing out the best in any situation especially matters that concern the nation.”
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