Tuesday, July 25, 2017 1:38 pm
President Muhammadu Buhari has written to thank the President of Guinea, Alpha Conde, for the nationwide prayers held last week by Guineans for his recovery and good health last weekend as well to accept his recent nomination to lead continent wide anti corruption campaign in Africa.
The Nigerian President’s letter dated July 24, 2017 was preceded by a phone call to Conde, who is the current Chairman of the Assemblies of Heads of State and Government of the African Union, presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina said in a statement on Tuesday.
“I thank you for your kind and thoughtful action in organizing nationwide prayers for my good health. It is a gesture that I will forever cherish and treasure.
“Your Excellency will be pleased to hear that I am making good progress, and as soon as doctors advise, I shall return to my duties and continue serving the Nigerian people who elected me and are daily praying for my recovery.”
The presidential spokesperson also noted that in an earlier letter, President Buhari had accepted his nomination as leader of the “2018 AU Theme on the Fight Against Corruption”, which came from African leaders at the 29th Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the AU in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on July 4, 2017.
“While thanking you for the kind words and for the nomination,” the President wrote to Conde, “I wish to express my readiness to accept this new important role and to reiterate my commitment to contribute towards our collective efforts to strengthen good governance and development on the continent. I, therefore, look forward to working closely with you in the realization of this objective,” Presidential Media Adviser, Femi Adesina, quoted the Nigerian President who has been in London for medical treatment since 7 May as saying.