Buhari not dead – Minister

President Muhammadu Buhari

The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, on Friday dismissed speculations on that President Muhammadu Buhari is dead.

Mr. Shittu, who represented Mr. Buhari in Ilorin, at the formal opening of the 31st National Qur’anic Recitation Competition, said: “President Buhari is not dead.’’

The minister advised Nigerians to continue to pray for the president.

“There is need to pray fervently for economic recovery. President Muhammadu Buhari is not dead, he deserves prayers for sound health as well as for the entire growth of the nation,” Mr. Shittu said.

The minister commended Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, for organising the event nationwide in the last 31 years.

He noted that the competition would further boost the spiritual inclination of the entire Muslim Ummah.

Mr. Shittu also lauded the Kwara governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, for accepting the hosting responsibilities for the 2017 edition of the competition.

In his address, the governor commended the organisers for granting the hosting right of the event to the state.

According to Mr. Ahmed, “It is pleasing to note that this year’s National Qur’anic Recitation Competition has brought together Muslim Ummah from far and wide to demonstrate our reverence to the Almighty.’’

The Vice Chancellor of the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Abdullahi Zuru, enumerated some of the objectives of the competition to be “contribution to the sustenance of the tried and trusted mechanism of preservation of the glorious Qur’an.

“To select gifted and talented youths who will represent Nigeria at international Qur’anic recitation competition in 2017 as well as also discover brilliant Muslim youths for possible scholarship awards by governments and philanthropists’’.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the opening ceremony of the competition was attended by the Emir of llorin, lbrahim Sulu-Gambari, some first class traditional rulers in the state and people from all walks of life. (NAN)


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    The dead rumour of Buhari is expected and shall continue to flourish in any society and government that continue to hoard information on the true state of the nation and health of the President. In other advanced climes, the state of the health of the President is as important as the state of the nation. It is natural for any one to fall sick or to require medical attention. Bit it is incumbent for the government to inform the people daily on the state of health of the President, the people elected to serve them. It will be advisable for PMB to consider resigning and taking care of his health as the sick leave are becoming one too many.

    • Otile

      Why must he resign? Members of his inner circle assured us that Imam is on 10 day vacation in Ingila, that he is not sick and not admitted to any hospital. We expect Imam to be home soon to resume duty because the economy is getting worse. We don’t know why Obasanjo and Adebayo are speculating that Imam is dead. I for one don’t believe that Imam is dead, it is more likely he is brain dead as usual.

      • aboki

        Otile you may not die according to ORACLE you used to visit !

        • Otile

          You Mohammedans are bad. You are always wishing us Christians dead as if you are immune to death. If you were a Christian you would understand that it is not according to your wish, but God gives and takes life. Kafir, ka ji ko

      • Gibson Bosah

        Always take ur drugs at least 2hrs b4 u login

        • Julius

          lolz. The dude need our prayers !

        • Otile

          Don’t advice me to take what you are taking, I am not a druggist like you.

      • Julius

        Envy,jealousy, hatred and tribalism are all diseases which you must seek help to cure. Its becoming disturbing and it will affect your life the more. Chillax dude, stop raising your blood pressure over the things you have no control over .Enjoy your life. Obj and Adebayo never said anything that you termed speculating. Facts , truths natters !

    • princegab

      Thanks bro, the minister is playing the ostrich. We are watching.

    • Julius

      Is he sick in the hospital that will call for the daily briefing about his health ? For crying out, the man is on vacation and I think he is allowed to also visit his Dr. Where did you get the info that he is on ‘sick leave’ ?