JUST IN: Buhari Off To Saudi Arabia For Umrah

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday proceed to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah, the lesser pilgrimage.

In a press release presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, the president is travelling for the religious rite on the invitation of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, the ruler of Saudi Arabia & Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the invitation of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, the ruler of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to perform the Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) in the Kingdom.

“To this effect, the President, accompanied by close personal aides, will embark on the journey on Thursday, 16th May.

“He is expected back in the country on Tuesday, 21st May.

“Umrah is an optional but recommended pilgrimage to Makkah that can be made at any time of the year,” Me Shehu said.

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