Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu has appealed to Nigerians to pray for the safe return of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The monarch said he was optimistic that the President would return to the country at the end of his medical vacation in London, saying that Nigerians should be patient with him and his government.
The Lagos monarch spoke with State House Correspondents after a brief meeting with the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, at the Presidential Villa.
Oba Akiolu noted that he was grateful to God for elevating Osinbajo to the position of the Vice President from a humble background, saying that God has destined him for the seat he is currently occupying.
He said: “I have found time to see my former law lecturer and once more to convey to him the wishes and prayers of Lagos so that by the grace of God, the Almighty Allah, our President will return to us hale and hearty and all will be well with this country provided all of us are sincere and we cooperate with the government and we tell the government what we feel constructive and not destructive criticisms.
“We have to be absolutely patient and provide useful suggestions to move the country forward. It’s very funny. Prophet Ayub was sick to the extent that maggots were coming out of all of his body and Allah brought him back not to talk of somebody who is not like that. Insha Allah, by the grace of Almighty, our President will be back to all of us.
As I told the Acting President now, God blessed him more than how he expected. He was a law teacher; very quiet, easy going and he is always with his Bible and see what God has done for him. He is not interested in any political thing but God had destined that he will be the number two man.
All of us should pray for the two of them and for Nigeria to be very successful provided we are close to God and very absolutely honest in everything we are doing. All will be well with us.”