– Archbishop Of Canterbury Justin Welby visits President Buhari at Abuja House, London
Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby has paid a personal visit to President Buhari in Abuja House, London.
The Archbishop during the visit noted the haling health of the president saying that he was delighted to see the rapid recovery President Buhari has made from his health challenges. He said the president’s recovery is a testimony to the healing powers of God, and answer to prayers of millions of people round the world.
In his response, President Buhari 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.
The president and the archbishop has been in close ties for a long while and have mutual respect for one another. So it was 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.”
The Archbishop later personally received the Nigerian President at Lambeth Palace, London, and had also paid a goodwill visit to President Buhari in March this year, during his medical vacation.