The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby has said that there is no day he does not pray for Nigeria and for President Muhammadu Buhari.

This came just as President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday paid him a visit at the Lambeth Palace in London.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby and President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday at the Lambeth Palace in London
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby and President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday at the Lambeth Palace in London

Recalled that it was the Archbishop who defended Buhari and Nigeria when the Prime Minister David Cameron said to the Queen of England in a private parley that ‘Nigeria and Afghanistan, possibly the two most corrupt countries in the world.’

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby in his defence said ‘But this particular president (referring to Buhari) is actually not corrupt’ and that he Buhari is trying very hard to stamp out corruption in Nigeria.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby on Archbishop of Canterbury face book page said

”It was a great honour to welcome the President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari to Lambeth Palace in London this morning.

It’s a rare day at Lambeth Palace when we do not pray for Nigeria, the largest country in Africa, which has a very large Anglican Church. We pray for President Buhari and for all those both in government and in opposition.

We pray for the poor in Nigeria and for those who have suffered over the last number of years from the violence that has plagued the country, which President Buhari has been tackling so determinedly since he first took office.

Nigeria is a country which has more promise, more opportunity, more potential than anywhere else that I know in many continents, not just in Africa. Its people are so intelligent, so full of energy, so full of commitment, that when Nigerians work together, the world – not just Africa – is affected by that beneficially.

So we continue to pray for the potential and future of this land to be a place that has a profound effect for good on our world, and demonstrates what is possible to be achieved.”

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