President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerians and the global community to pray for the Catholic spiritual head, Pope Francis, as he undergoes surgery.
Mr Buhari, who has a history of repeated foreign medical trips and protracted ill health, sent a get-well message to Pope Francis, said his media aide, Garba Shehu.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a get-well message to the Head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, as he heads in for a scheduled surgery of the colon.
“The President called for prayers from Nigerians and the global community as the Pontiff goes in for this routine operation.
“He wishes him a quick recovery,” said Mr Shehu in a statement on Sunday.
Recently, Mr Buhari postponed his visit to London for a medical checkup.
The presidency had announced that Mr Buhari would travel to the UK on June 25.
The president’s last medical trip to London was in March