President Muhammadu Buhari has sent messages of condolence to the President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan over the death of his brother, Prince Sultan.
The President also consoled the family of a German Pentecostal Evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke, who died today, December 7 at the age of 79.
In a letter to the ruler of the UAE, President Buhari said: “I received with shock the news of the death of your brother His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President’s Representative and your brother who died some days ago.
“On behalf of myself, the Government and the entire people of Nigeria, I extend our profound condolences to your Highness, the Nahyan family, the Government and the entire good people of UAE.
“May Allah in His infinite mercies admit him into Jannatul Firdaus. May our prayers comfort his family, the government and people of the United Arab Emirates.”
President Buhari also joins Christendom at large in mourning the passing of Reinhard Bonnke, describing his transition as a great loss to Nigeria, Africa and entire world.
The President commiserates with government and people of Germany, family and friends of the great preacher and teacher of the Bible, and all his co-labourers in the vineyard, praying that the good Lord will comfort all those that mourn him.
President Buhari said that Bonnke’s crusades in Nigeria, across Africa and the globe strongly accentuated the message of Jesus Christ, and his vision and zeal for the salvation of souls clearly helped the world in understanding the power of love and kindness as universal language.
He prayed that the Almighty God will accept the soul of the departed preacher, believing that his legendary contributions to the body of Christ in teaching and writing will always be remembered by posterity.