The North was thrown into panic, as the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, met behind closed doors with Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, in Abuja, on Thursday, over President Muhammadu Buhari’s ailing health.
The visit came barely 24 hours after the Emir of Kano, Mohammed Sanusi II, had paid a similar visit to Osinbajo, in his office.
Post-Nigeria, learnt that the Northern cabals were worried over the impromptu visit by the Oba of Lagos, at the heels of Buhari’s speculated rumour of ill health.
Addressing State House Correspondents after the closed door meeting, Akiolu prayed that President Muhammadu Buhari returns to Nigeria hale and hearty.
Recall, that Buhari had on Sunday extended his 10-day vacation in London, in order to complete and receive the results of series of tests recommended by his Doctors.
The Traditional Ruler, explained that he was at the Villa, to convey the wishes and prayers of his subjects to the Acting President.
He said, “I am a Traditional Ruler and a servant of the people, and I am here to see the Acting President.
“We had a meeting that I was invited by the Senate and the House of Representatives, on Tuesday. We were supposed to have another security meeting tomorrow (Friday), but unfortunately it was cancelled.
“So, 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, that our President will return to us hale and hearty.
“It 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.”
Making reference to the reported ill-health of the President, the Traditional Ruler, said all Nigerians should be praying for both Buhari and Osinbajo.
“We have to be absolutely patient and provide useful suggestions to move the country forward.
“Prof. Yakubu was sick to the extent that maggots were coming out his body, and Allah brought him back, not to talk of somebody who is not like that.
“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 and close to God, and very absolutely honest in everything we are doing. All will be well with us,” he added.