Governor Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa on Wednesday called on religious leaders in the state to offer special prayers for the speedy recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Mr. Bindow made the call when the people of Shelleng Local Government Area visited him at the Government House, Yola.
The governor said that the health condition of the president was more worrisome to the people of the North East, due to his unrelenting efforts to end insurgency in the region.
He appealed to both Christian and Muslim clerics in the state to organise special prayers for speedy recovery of the president.
“I urge all religious leaders to organise special prayers for our dear President Muhammadu Buhari for his speedy recovery.
“His ill health is our major issue of concern, especially the people of the North East, due to how he vigorously fought the Boko Haram insurgency to a standstill.
“His commitment, zeal and high sense of patriotism has brought peace to our region and today, we can sleep with all our eyes closed in the north-east.
“I therefore enjoined both Muslims and Christians to hold special prayers for him to recover and continue with his good work,’ Bindow said.
The governor commended the people of Shelleng for voting him in the last election and their continue support to his administration.
Gov. Bindow, therefore, promised to address more infrastructure challenges in the area.
Earlier, Hassan Barata, former senator representing Adamawa Southern Senatorial District, thanked the governor for constructing a road linking Kiri to Shelleng.
According to him, the construction of the road has attracted massive investment to Shelleng.
Mr. Barata, who served in the sixth Senate, expressed his unalloyed support to Mr. Bindow’s administration.
In his remark, Abdullahi Isa, the Amna Shelleng, also commended Mr. Bindow for his giant stride, especially in the area of road infrastructure.
Isa, who is the new paramount ruler for Shelleng chiefdom appealed to the governor to rehabilitate the Shelleng General Hospital.
While expressing his continuous support for the administration, the Emir said that the people of his chiefdom were happy with the administration.
The delegation from Shelleng was accompanied by Emir of Shani in Borno and that of Ibi in Taraba.