Buhari Writes Jordanian King, Says He’s Taking ‘a Short Rest’ In London


Deji Elumoye in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has written a letter of good wishes to King Abdullahi II Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan in which he disclosed that he is having a short rest in London, the United Kingdom.

The President, according to a release on Thursday by his Media Assistant, Garba Shehu, sent the letter of solidarity to King Al-Hussein, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, following the resolution of a recent rift in the royal family.

In the letter personally signed by him, President Buhari said he felt much disturbed when he heard reports of the problem but felt reassured when he learnt that everything had been resolved amicably.

The letter read in part: “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 between Nigeria and Jordan have been excellent and I thank you for the part you have played in this relationship.

‘‘Your Majesty, I am much heartened that matters have now been resolved and I pray that the Hashemite Kingdom continues to not only remain peaceful, but also a major beacon of hope for the region under Your Majesty’s wise guidance.”
President Buhari extended to the King the assurances of his highest personal regards.