Archbishop of Canterbury again visits Buhari, pledges to continue praying for his recovery

Justin Welby, archbishop of Canterbury, on Friday, paid a personal visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at Abuja House, London.

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, who disclosed in a statement,  said the archbishop and Buhari are friends, who share deep respect for each other.

According to the presidential spokesman, Welby said he was delighted to see the rapid recovery the president has made from his health challenges, adding that it was a testimony to the healing powers of God, and answer to prayers of millions of people round the world.

“The cleric pledged to continue praying for both President Buhari and Nigeria,” Adesina said.

“In his response, the Nigerian president thanked Archbishop Welby, whom he noted had always stood by him at critical times, and wished him God’s continued grace in his spiritual duty of leading the Anglican Communion worldwide.

“It will be recalled that when former British prime minister, David Cameron described Nigeria as a ‘fantastically corrupt’ country ahead of an anti-corruption summit in London in 2016, Archbishop Welby had retorted: ‘But this particular President (Buhari) is actually not corrupt’.”

Adesina added that the archbishop later personally received the president at Lambeth Palace, London.

In March, the archbishop also paid a goodwill visit to Buhari during his medical vacation.