Muslims in Guinea were directed to hold a 24-hour prayer for ailing President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday.
The country’s president, Alpha Condé reportedly gave the order while addressing his Council of Ministers in a meeting on Thursday.
At the meeting, the Condé was said to have expressed concern for his Nigerian counterpart’s health and afterwards declared that Friday be devoted to prayers for Buhari’s quick recovery.
According to guineenews.org, Condé said Buhari was expected to visit in March, but was unable to do so because of his health.
As a result, the Guinean President asked that prayers be held in all mosques in the country in what he described as a day of prayers for Buhari.
About 85 per cent of the Guinean population (11 million) are Muslims; eight per cent are Christians; while seven per cent are traditionalists.
Buhari had since May 7, 2017, two months after returning from a 49-day London medical trip, returned to the country again for medical treatment.
In February 2017, Muslims in major state capitals and towns in the North had also held marathon prayers for the quick recovery of President Buhari.
The special prayer sessions were held at various Eid prayer grounds in Nasarawa, Kano, Kaduna, Katsina and Kwara states.