President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday sent a passionate “get well message” to Saudi ruler and custodian of the two holy mosques, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, who has been hospitalised.
King Salman, 84 years old, was admitted to hospital in the Saudi Arabia capital, Riyadh, for the treatment of a condition that has been identified as the inflammation of the gall bladder.
A statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, quoting President Buhari, described the king as a true friend of Nigeria, who has always identified with the country.
“On behalf of myself, government and people of Nigeria, I pray for speedy and full recovery of the Saudi King, one of the finest leaders I have ever met in the course of my interactions with world leaders.
“King Salman is a true friend of Nigeria, who has never failed to identify with us at all times through important collaborations and cooperation.
“As the king receives medical attention, I send my best wishes and prayers for his speedy recovery”, Buhari said.