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Buhari seeking medical attention is not a sin, says Imam

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A Kaduna-based Islamic scholar, Malam Muhammad Nafi’u, on Monday lambasted those celebrating the ill health of President Muhammadu Buhari, saying they are sinning against God.

President Muhammadu Buhari

Nafi’u, who is the Chief Imam of Nupe Road Central Mosque, Kaduna said in an interview in Kaduna that the President, like all mortals have a right to seek for medical attention.

“If Buhari is not feeling fine it is not a sin for him to seek for medical attention, he is a human being like everyone of us.

“It is a sin to speculate and spread false rumours, and people should stop it, as every human can fall sick.

“Rather than wasting time on sinful propagation of falsehood, we should be praying for Buhari to have sound health,” the Imam said.

He noted that President Buhari had demonstrated love and commitment to the people of Nigeria and deserves nothing less than prayers.

“Our president has to be healthy, because governance is a big task; we should be grateful to Allah for given us a president that has the country at heart,” Nafi’u added.

He urged all Nigerians of goodwill to support the present administration, pray for its success and the progress of the country.

The Imam said Nigerians should also unite in prayers for the president to quickly recover and return home hale and hearty.

President Buhari left Nigeria on Sunday night for further medical attention in London.

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