The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), says he is currently taking “a short rest” in London, United Kingdom.
According to a statement on Thursday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President disclosed this in a letter he wrote to the King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, King Abdullah ll Bin Al-Hussein, following the resolution of a recent rift in the royal family.
The statement was titled, ‘President Buhari writes Jordan’s King Abdullah, conveys good wishes and solidarity’.
Recall that the Presidency had earlier issued a statement that Buhari will be undergoing what it called routine medical check-up in London.
In the Thursday’s statement, Shehu quoted Buhari as saying that he felt much disturbed when he heard reports of the problem in the royal family but felt reassured when he learnt that everything had been resolved amicably.
The presidential aide quoted Buhari’s letter thus, “While here in London taking a short rest, I was profoundly disturbed to read from international news agencies of attempts to destabilise the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
“Your exemplary leadership since ascending the throne has attracted worldwide admiration.
“Relations among Nigeria and Jordan have been fantastic and I thank you for the part you have played in this relationship.
”Your Majesty, I am quite gladdened that matters have now been settled and I supplicate that the Hashemite Kingdom proceeds to stay quiet, yet additionally a significant encouraging sign for the area under Your Majesty’s insightful direction.”