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Sokoto Govt, Sultanate Council, to hold special prayers for President

President Muhammadu Buhari, who was in London for medical vacation, returned to the country on Saturday, August 19, 2017.

President Muhammadu Buhari with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday, August 21, 2017

A statement issued Thursday evening by Malam Imam Imam, the spokesman of Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, said "While Sultan Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar and state Deputy Governor Ahmed Aliyu will attend the prayer at the Sultan Bello Mosque in Sokoto, all Imams have been directed to lead prayers in their localities for continued good health of President Muhammadu Buhari.

"In the same vein, Sokoto pilgrims have been informed of the need to use the occasion of the last ten days of the Dhul Hajj in the Islamic calendar, which are holy days, to intensify prayers for the good health of the President and peace and stability of the nation.

"The government equally urged all individuals to privately pray for our beloved leader after his return to the country from medical vacation," the statement added.

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Meanwhile, the Oluwo of Iwo, Adbulrahsheed Akanbi has said that he is ready to bear the ailment troubling the President.

The traditional ruler also declared that shall fall sick.

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