Sen. Ahmed Makarfi, former Kaduna governor and PDP’s national caretaker committee chairman, has urged Nigerians to continue to pray for the full recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“We are happy to welcome the president from his medical vacation in London. We welcome him home; but we will continue to pry his full recovery,” Makarfi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in a telephone interview on Friday in Jos.
“The PDP will continue to pray for the president; all Nigerians should do same.
“Presiding over Nigeria is a huge task, so we must pray for sound and steady health so that Buhari can effectively handle that tough job,” Makarfi said, in his reaction to the news.
Meanwhile, Nigerians across religious and political faiths have taken to the streets in Masaka, Mararaba and Keffi in Nasarawa State, to celebrate the safe return of the president from London.
NAN reports that the jubilant crowds took over the busy Abuja-Keffi highway, causing a heavy traffic snarl.
Some of the residents, who spoke with NAN in Karu, said that they were happy over his safe return, and prayed for God’s guidance and protection to enable him perform his constitutional responsibilities to Nigerians.
Our correspondents, who monitored the jubilation, observed that the residents held placards appreciating God for the safe return of Buhari.
Some of the placards read: “Baba, Welcome to Nigeria, We thank God for your safe return”; “Nigerians have been waiting for you”; “we stand with you and trust you for good governance in Nigeria”, while another screamed: “Oyoyo Baba Buhari”.
NAN also reports that many motorists were forced to park their vehicles by the road sides, while others were seeing pleading with the crowd to make way for traffic.