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Buhari Commends Pope’s Active And Relentless Contribution To Global Peace


SAN FRANCISCO, November 10, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the active and relentless contribution of Pope Francis and the Holy See to global peace.

According to a statement by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, the President gave the commendation as he received the Apostolic Nuncio (Ambassador of the Holy See), Archbishop Augustine Kasujja, who was on a farewell visit to the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The President declared that the efforts of the Pope for peace and stability, especially in Syria, was inspiring and impressive.

“Please convey our gratitude to the Pope,” he said.

“We thank the Vatican for supporting Nigeria's efforts. You have spent over six years here. We hope you will keep in touch.”

Earlier, Kasujja extolled the courage of Nigerians, especially as exhibited by the unbowed heads of people in the North-east, despite the devastation visited on them by years of insurgency.

He revealed that he found Nigeria fascinating, and his tour of duty quite fulfilling and rewarding adding that he visited all parts of the country in his almost seven years' stay.

“If you permit me, I will love to be an ambassador of Nigeria wherever I go,” he declared.

Story by Oputah David