– Yakubu Gowon met with President Buhari at the Asor Rock Villa
– Gowon said he was touched Buhari called to commiserate with him on the death of his sister
– He prayed for the president and express optimism in his administration Former head of state, Yakubu Gowon has revealed that he urged President Muhammadu Buhari to continue with hi good work and prayed for him during his visit to Aso Rock. The former head of state had visited the president around noon on Tuesday, April 4 at the Presidential Villa.
Vanguard reports that Gowon spoke after the meeting saying he was touched that the president called him to commiserate with him after the passing away of his sister.
He also said h prayed that President Buhari would continue in his progress in solving the problems of Nigeria. He said: “Let me tell you the honest truth, my coming here today is to thank and welcome Mr
. President back from his medical leave and to thank God for what He has done for him so as to have his health back. “The other thing also is to thank him very much indeed for calling me from London to commiserate with me on the death my sister.
“This was really very gracious of him. I should have called to speak to him but, of course, since I know that he was in hospital I could not do that. “But when he rang to condole with me on my sister’s death. I was very touched and that also helped Nigerians to rejoice especially those who were sending all those very unfortunate message about him and about whatever it is.
“So, I think it was a good thing that was done and Nigerians knew he is still well for him to be able to called. This is really the purpose of what brought me here.
“And then also to encourage him to continue to do his work to the best of his ability in dealing with all the problems. Day in day out you read in the press of all sorts of things happening, God will give him continued strength and energy to be to deal with the problems of the country for the good of Nigerians. “I’m delighted to be here, to welcome him back and to see him in reasonable good health and able to do whatever he is able to do.”