Buhari’s sister urges Nigerians to pray for President

Rakiya Adamu
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Rakiya Adamu, the only surviving sister of President Muhammadu Buhari, has appealed to Nigerians to pray for the President, instead of spreading rumours about his health.

She made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Daura, Katsina State, on Wednesday.

The 84-year-old said the president needed the prayers of every Nigerian for him to succeed in the task of addressing the problems facing the nation.

She said that President Buhari being a mortal was bound to fall ill or even die “at any time his creator wishes.”

According to her, she speaks with the president daily since his departure to London on annual leave and he is in high spirit.

She added that “I just returned from the lesser Hajj and even while in Saudi Arabia, I was communicating with him daily.’’

The president’s sister, popularly called Amadodo, told NAN that while in Saudi Arabia, she communicated with Buhari every 10 hours.

“We were 28 from our mother, late Hajiya Zulaihatu, who died in 1992, but Buhari was her last born,” she said.

A cross section of people in Daura, President Buhari’s hometown in Katsina State, expressed dismay over how some Nigerians spread rumours about the president’s health.

Abdulrahman Daura, the Northwest Organising Secretary of All Progressives Congress (APC), described the rumoured death and state of health of the president as baseless and unfounded.

Mr. Daura said “Buhari is in good health and is only conducting routine medical checkup in the United Kingdom.”

He advised those spreading rumours to always be constructive and avoid campaign of hate and calumny, adding that “it is only God that gives health and takes life.”

Similarly, Aminu Na-Dari, a close ally of the president, said he had also been in constant touch with Mr. Buhari since his departure and their conversation did not in any way indicate that he was having health challenge.

He said the current economic hardship was not caused by the present administration and
the Buhari-led government had been working hard to remedy the situation.

A group of students of the School of Health Technology, Daura, described the rumour as unfortunate and asked the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) to issue a statement condemning it. (NAN)


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  • Otile

    At this juncture a delegation of unbiased Nigerians must be dispatched to Ingila to visit Imam. I trust the President’s elder sister more than those deceiving men.


    Hahaha! Hausa-Fulani cunningness!! So, we’re to believe that Buhari speaks to his sister every 10 hours, in Saudi, in Daura, everywhere, but he can’t speak to press people, or the country to alley fears of his death?

    Does he know that the Constitution mandates that he proves to the Nigerian Assembly, especially the Senate, that he is of sound body and mind to continue being president?

    • Otile

      Who knows, Ma Rakiya Adamu may be communicating to her brother through special prayers. The idea is to get the President to get well and come back quickly. Ba magana.

      • Eluba Inas

        Otile na you? Wonders never finished.

        • Otile

          Instead of asking us to fast and pray hard for Imam Lie Mohammed is tell us that Imam is hale and hearty and needs no prayers.


        No, I will NOT be magana.

        These people take advantage of magnanimity ALL day! They will strap a bomb on a little kid, or bring out an old lady to thwart the Constitution.

  • Sam

    28 children. Ha!!! mama try well well ooo.

    I wish President Buhari well.

  • Netanyahu

    buhari is in India and not UK. Doctors in UK tried to stabilize him before handing him over to Indians. There is no way God will not hear the cries of over 700 Shiites, 400 women and children from Agatu, over 350 poor women, children and the aged in southern Kaduna and numerous Ibos foolani herdsmen and Nigeria security agencies have murdered in less than two years of a ruthless, cruel ruler, buhari. To ask me to pray for such a wicked specie of the worst creature will be mocking God. God does not listen to such prayers. I do not wish him death because I have no such powers to give life even to myself, but I will not pray for a wicked man with so much blood on his hands. That will be hypocritical. He has supervised the worst pogrom anywhere in west Africa, and he is not finished yet. The least God will do for helpless, hapless Nigerians is to incapacitate this cold, heartless murderer for a while. I want him to be alive to see how someone else will remedy the damage he had done to this country socially and economically under two years of cluelessness. Never again will Nigerians allow such an animal to ascend to a position as president or governor. El eufai will follow next. Bastards.

    • aisha ani

      Too funny!


      The only thing that has spared some lives in Nigeria, whereby less than 10,000 has been killed since 2015 by this dictator, is that Buhari got ill shortly after ascending office. He had come to KILL many.

  • Moh’d Maiha

    We wish him a speedy recovery and safe return.

  • Bidemi Lukman

    Hajia, please, pray for your brother and your prayer would be answered. Some of Nigerians you are calling have already placed his obituary in social media even before he went for treatment.

    • Malik Isah

      and those placing his obituary will die before him

  • Dazmillion

    This only confirms that Buharam is nearing 90 years

    • Ukpaka

      You need to go back to high school. If the older sister is 84yrs and Buhari, being the youngest is close to 90yrs? Your dad and your math teacher should be very proud you. Teacher ocha!

  • john

    Kitchen Cabinet said that the President is hale and hearty. Does he need any prayer of recovery? If were the President I will fire all members of my Kitchen Cabinet on resumption.

  • ita ekpo

    Those that died in no causeful wrong by the agent of buhari. Who would be the one prayer should first go. Tell him those biafrans he killed need him. So he wants to enjoy life but he kill life. They reserve place for him for questioning.

  • John A

    I now see why buhari is certificate-less, your mother gave birth to 28 children and buhari was the last born of your mother.
    Nigerians have entered one chance with buhari

  • CeeCee1818

    Wow! 28 kids! How do you feed, clothe them and send them to school and college?

  • Freedom Bini

    Buhari is a victim of a bad Country.

  • Nate D Satan

    If the president is on annual leave, then where is his family?
    Has he been seen shopping, sightseeing or even engaging in any social activity which will convince us he is indeed on leave?
    All we are left with is secrecy and dead silence about his whereabouts. Una don start again o.Obviously, this “leave” is not just a regular medical check up abroad( a waste of foreign exchange anyway) but a holistic medical treatment to address a serious underlying health problem. This deception must stop immediately.