President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja received three young female supporters in the State House.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina in a statement on Monday said the young girls have shown high interest in Buhari’s administration and prayed for his recovery during ill-health.
“The video by three-year-old, Maya Jammal went viral on the internet when she was videoed praying for the President’s recovery while 10-year-old Aisha Aliyu Gebbi penned a personal letter to President Buhari describing herself as his “biggest fan’’.
“Nicole Benson, 12 years old, had contributed N5,785 to the President’s campaign in 2015, which was all saved up from her lunch and pocket allowance,” he said.
President Buhari while addressing the children said he is impressed by the admiration of the children for his administration.
“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 showed him 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,’’ he said.
President Buhari told Aisha that her letter was heart-warming, noting that he felt re-assured knowing he had fans amongst the children, he said he looked forward to more visits from the children.
“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, Aliyu Ibrahim Gebbi, said the President’s gesture of inviting the children to the Presidential Villa was a dream come true.
The Personal Assistant to the President on New Media and Engagement Unit, Bashir Ahmad also shared the video of the children’s visit using his verified Twitter handle said, “President Muhammadu Buhari’s guests are here in the Presidential Villa. Maya – 3 years old Aisha – 10 years old Nicole – 12 years. Thank you very much for your contribution’ President @MBuhari to Nicole, who donated her lunch money to his campaign team 3 years ago.