Buhari Sokoto hajj pilgrims pray for President in Mecca

Pilgrims from the state held a special session to pray for the president who recently returned to the country.

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President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Nigeria after a long absence for medical treatment in Britain play

President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Nigeria after a long absence for medical treatment in Britain

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Sokoto state pilgrims currently in Saudi Arabia for the annual hajj have held a special prayer session for the continued healing of President Muhammadu Buhari and the peaceful coexistence of the nation.

The special prayer, which took place at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, also had in attendance pilgrims from other states who expressed pleasure at the efforts of the Sokoto delegation.

"Our pilgrims joined other well-wishers during a special prayer session for the health of the President, stability of their state as well as peaceful coexistence of the nation," said a statement issued by Malam Imam Imam, the Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs to Governor Aminu Tambuwal.

The statement added that the prayer sessions were led by Islamic scholars who expressed happiness at the return of the President from his medical vacation in the United Kingdom.

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"The pilgrims expressed delight at the safe return of the President. They also prayed to God to give him and his lieutenants the strength to execute their mandates for the development of the nation.

"As for their state of Sokoto, the pilgrims and their officials commended Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and the state pilgrims welfare agency for the necessary arrangement put in place to ensure a smooth hajj exercise.

"They expressed optimism that the hajj season will be concluded in peace and harmony," the statement added.

President Buhari resumed his official duties on Monday, August 21, after making his return to the country on Saturday, August 19, 103 days after he left for London to resume treatment for an undisclosed illness.

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