My illness, an act of God ―Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the illness that took him out of the country for 103 days as an act of God, just as he assured Nigerians of his commitment to serving the nation.

The President spoke while receiving farmers, businessmen, youths, elders and politicians at his country home, Daura in Katsina state on Monday.

President Buhari said he returned to the country from medical treatment Britain with renewed hope and strength to pursue policies that will improve the livelihood of the people, and reposition Nigeria for good.

“Considering the challenges we are facing as a nation, we have been doing our best to provide sustainable solutions, and we will keep doing our best.

“I am happy you came here today, and I am thankful for all the prayers. You are leaders of various groups at the grass root, and you are closer to the people so you understand these problems as well. We need your support,” he said.

In his remarks, leader of the delegation, Zannan-Daura, Alhaji Sani Ahmed Daura, said the President’s return signalled God’s interest in turning around the fortunes of the country.

“On behalf of all the elders here, we are grateful to God you returned alive, and in good health,” he said.

Daura, a former Assistant Inspector General of Police, said the President’s life of patience, endurance and contentment was exemplary, praying that God would give him more strength and wisdom to lead the country.

Earlier, President Buhari received the Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir Usman, and his entourage.

Buhari left the country on May 7 for the United Kingdom for the treatment of an undisclosed ailment and returned to the country on August 19.