Published on Oct 16, 2017 Greenbarge Reporters
Three young admirers of President Muhammadu Buhari: three-year old Maya Jammal, 12-year old Nicole Benson and 10 year-old Aisha Aliyu Gebbi, visited the President today, Monday at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The three young stars were believed to have shown more than ordinary interest in President Buhari’s administration by praying for his recovery during his ill-health.
Maya Jammal became an internet sensation when her videoed prayer for the President’s recovery went viral, while Aisha Aliyu Gebbi penned a personal letter to President Buhari describing herself as his “biggest fan,” even as Nicole Benson contributed N5,785 to the President’s campaign in 2015, which was all saved up from her lunch and pocket allowance.
Receiving the young guests, President Buhari expressed his gratitude to them, saying: “I am very impressed by what the children have been able to do. I can see Maya is shy. I watched her video where she was praying for my recovery when I was ill.’’
The President attributed his victory at the polls to the contributions of good hearted Nigerians, like young Nicole, who is from Lagos State, and who showed her support by sending her personal savings.
“Nicole, I congratulate you, and myself for being here today. Your contribution made a great impact. As you can see, I am here in the Presidential Villa. Thank you.”
President Buhari told Aisha that her letter was heart-warming abd that he felt re-assured knowing he had fans amongst the children.
“Thank you very much for the letter,” the President said.
Buhari said that he looked forward to more visits from the children, adding: “I am hoping that it will not be the first and last time we will be meeting while I am here. We will continue to meet even after I have left here.”
Speaking on behalf of the parents of the children, Hon. Aliyu Ibrahim Gebbi said that the President’s gesture of inviting the children to the Presidential Villa was a dream come true.
Gebbi said that the invitation also added to the President’s long standing record of good heartedness and fairness.
“In a nation with few legends and accuracy of truth, we look up to you, Mr. President, and our children are looking up to you.”
Maya lives in Abuja while Aisha is from Bauchi State.
Sep 03, 2015