A religious leader is asking Nigerians not to wish the President dead, but pray for his good health.

This comes after President Muhammadu Buhari’s return to London on Sunday for medical consultation triggered national debate.

Pastor Dapo Adekunle of Dominion of Christ Chapel, Olunlade, Ilorin, says it is not time not to worry or be pessimistic but rather a time to intercede.

Adekunle, who spoke in Ilorin on Wednesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), described prayer as the only key to boost Buhari’s health condition and the economy of the country.

“Mr President’s health challenge should not be celebrated because it could be anybody.

“Through one voice, be you Christian or Muslim we can seek for God’s intervention to grant him a perfect health status again.

“We need to put our political differences aside and stop celebrating his health challenges.

“We should raise our voice and pray for his quick recovery and the good of the nation. Pray for him to return safely.

“Prayer and hard work are the key to perfection. Nigerians must pray and work hard to restore the lost glory of a great nation.

“I believe we will surely get there and become the envy of the world,” he said.

The cleric also called on political office holders and people at the helms of affairs of the country to be God-fearing and listen to the cry of the masses.