Buhari joins prayers for late UAE President in Abu Dhabi

Buhari joins prayers for late UAE President in Abu Dhabi


Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, was among the world leaders who joined the faithful in Abu Dhabi, the Capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Friday to offerer prayer for the repose of the soul of the late President of UAE, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Buhari was accompanied by members of the Nigerian delegation, who are on condolence and a congratulatory visit to the Middle East Country, following the death of Sheikh Khalifa and the subsequent election of his successor, Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the Jummah service held at Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed The First Mosque.

Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President
Media and Publicity in a Press statement on Friday, said The Chief Imam of the mosque, Sheikh Ali Alhamoudi delivered the sermon titled, ‘‘Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the loss of the Nation’’, which was read at all the Friday Mosques across the Country.

Shehu said the Cleric who expressed gratitude to God for the life and legacies of the late President, described the late UAE leader as a forerunner in charitable works and humanitarian initiatives, saying, through his efforts numerous mosques and hospitals were built, schools and universities were founded, while cities and institutions were established.

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”Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed (may Allah have mercy on him) was always close to the people with his excellent morals and character. He was well-known among them for his praiseworthy qualities in this regard, and our prophet said: ‘The dearest and the closest of you to me on the Day of Resurrection will be those who are the best in character'”.

The Presidential aide said the Imam said Sheikh Khalifa promoted the principles of justice in the UAE, so that all within the country could live within it in peace and equality, regardless of their religions and nationalities.

Prayers were also offered for the success of the new president, the Vice-President, the Crown Prince and his brothers, and the Rulers of the Emirates, according to the statement.


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