President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday phoned the Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, at about 6:30pm during a prayer session at the Government House, Kano, for the speedy recovery of Buhari.

During the telephone conversation, Buhari was overheard thanking those, who attended the prayer session led by Ganduje, alongside many Islamic scholars, prominent politicians and imams.

Ganduje said, “Your Excellency, you are calling at the right time — when we have gathered here praying to Almighty Allah for your quick recovery. All the participants said they are extending their heart-felt greetings to you.”

As Ganduje started his remarks at the prayer session, one of his aides handed over a cell phone to him even as those present at the event expressed surprise to hear the voice of the President.

Many people who gathered for the prayer session burst into tears as soon as they heard the President’s voice while some were relieved to hear his voice.