Buhari Hosts Archbishop of Canterbury In London

President Buhari greets Archbishop Welby at the Abuja House in London on Thursday
President Buhari greets Archbishop Welby at the Abuja House in London on Thursday

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday played host to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, in London.

The Archbishop of Canterbury is the official designation of the leader of the Church of England also known as the Anglican Church.

Sharing a picture of the visit on the social media, President Buhari said: “Very pleased to welcome my friend the Most Revd and Rt Hon Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, to Abuja House this afternoon.”

The cleric is the first non-Nigerian leader to visit Buhari since the President travelled to London on a 10-day leave almost 50 days ago.

Buhari however wrote the National Assembly to inform them that his vacation would be taking longer than required due to advice from his doctors.

Recall that Welby defended Buhari during the latter’s visit to Britain in 2016, when former Prime Minister David Cameron described Nigeria as “fantastically corrupt” in a private conversation which was later leaked to the press.

Welby had replied Cameron that “this particular president (referring to Buhari) is actually not corrupt.”

It is not yet clear when President Buhari will return to the country.