Governors of the 11 states making up the South-south and South-east geo-political zone have felicitated with President Muhammadu Buhari, on his return to the country after his medical vacation in the United Kingdom.
The Interim Chairman of the South-south and South-east Governorsâ€™ Forum and Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, spoke on behalf of his colleagues, thanked the Almighty God for restoring the health of the President and his safe return to the country.
In a statement made available to THISDAY and signed by Emmanuel, the forum also appreciated Nigerians across political and religious divides who prayed for the recovery of the president, calling it a â€œsign of deep patriotism and obedience to the scriptural injunction that we should pray for our leadersâ€.
He restated the commitment of the governors in the two zones to join hands with the administration of President Buhari in the task of delivering exemplary and focus-driven leadership to the people of Nigeria.
He also called on all Nigerians irrespective of tongue, tribe or creed to be unrelenting in prayers for the country and leaders while re-dedicating themselves to their responsibilities and service to the nation as its march to greatness requires all hands on deck for it to succeed.