*His return rekindles hope –Niger gov
As Nigerians jubilate over the safe return of President Muhammadu Buhari back to Nigeria, Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina state has congratulated and commended Nigerians for their steadfastness in prayers and support for the president.
In a statement made available to newsmen and signed by the Senior Special Assistant Media, Abdu Labaran, the governor thanked God for bringing the president back to Nigeria hale and hearty.
“God has answered the prayers of Nigerians and friends of Nigerians across the globe by healing and returning President Buhari home in better health”, it added.
According to the ststement, Governor Massri was “particularly thankful to and appreciative of Katsina State citizens, Muslim and Christians alike, for never relenting in their prayers, in Mosques and Churches, for the quick recovery of the President”.
The Governor disclosed that a week ago he had spoken with the President and had requested him to express his sincere appreciation to Nigerians for their prayers and moral support.
Describing Nigerians as “wonderful people who have a very high degree of patriotism”, the Katsina State Governor urged for continued prayers to the nation and its leaders.
In a related development, the Coalition of Civil Society Organisations in katsina has on Sunday held a rally in support of the return of President Muhammadu Buhari after his long sojourn in the UK.
Speaking at the event held at the Government house katsina, the chairman of the civil society organisations, Bishir Usman Ruwan-Godiya urged the state to replicate the anti corruption measures put in place by President Buhari.
Ruwan-Godiya who extol the virtues of the President, said the CSO’s would continue to support the policies and programmes of the administration both at the federal and state levels meant to better the lots in the country.
Responding, Governor Aminu Bello Masari assured that the state would soon put machineries in place to domesticate the public procurement act and fiscal responsibility commission in the state to entrench good governance and fight corruption.
Meanwhile, Niger state governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, has said that the successful return of President Muhammadu Buhari from medical vacation has rekindled hope and strengthened faith among Nigerians that the country would be great again.
Governor Sani Bello, who had earlier visited the president while he was recuperating in London, noted that the uncommon, natural good-will and support he enjoys from most Nigerians would strengthen his resolve to return the country to the glorious past and take it to the next level.
“President Buhari ‘s return to the country will no doubt rekindle hope for a better Nigeria. Nigerians look up him as a father – figure who is committed to building a country of our dream.
While commending religious bodies and political organizations for their prayers, outpouring love and solidarity during the President’s medical trip to London, Governor Sani Bello urged all Nigerians to always be positive and pray for their leaders.
“Positive thoughts and prayers are a fundamental instrument necessary to overcome challenges facing the nation, I am particularly excited at the level of solidarity shown to the President by Nigerians”.
He prayed Allah to continue to grant Mr. President sound health, greater strength, wisdom and courage to continue with the good governance of this country.