Presidency commends CAN for goodwill message on Buhari's health
- The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) recently sent a message of goodwill to the presidency concerning Buhari's health
- In a reply to the message, the presidency commended CAN, and said it was deeply touched
The Nigerian presidency has replied the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) saying it was touched by a message from the religious group concerning Muhammadu Buhari’s health.
The presidency said it was touched by the message from CAN at the weekend which expressed joy at the news of Muhammadu Buhari's recovery from illness.
In a statement in Abuja obtained by Legit.ng, Garba Shehu, Buhari’s spokesperson, confirmed that the president received the goodwill message from Rev Dr Samson Supo Ayokunle, the head of CAN.
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“The CAN President referred to the news of President Buhari's recovery from sickness as a 'rejuvenation of hope', and congratulated Nigerians on the joy of having their president back soon," Malam Shehu said in the statement.
He added that such messages of goodwill from respected religious bodies like CAN meant so much at a time some people with ill intentions were struggling to divide the country along religious lines.
Shehu also thanked CAN for its continued prayers for the president's health.
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He said: “The presidency looks forward to further collaborations with CAN to ensure that Nigerians of all ethnic and religious groups benefit from the policies of the President Buhari administration which are aimed at improving the welfare of every single citizen of our great country.”
Legit.ng earlier reported that the Nasarawa state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) setup a committee to intensify prayers for the quick recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari currently on medical vacation in London.
The state’s CAN Chairman, Bishop Joseph Masin, made this known in an interview with in Lafia on Thursday.
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