After proceeding to the United Kingdom (UK) on a private visit in April, President Muhammadu Buhari is again set to jet out of Nigeria to Saudi Arabia.
According to a statement emanating from the State House, President Buhari is accepting the invitation of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, the ruler of Saudi Arabia & Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, to perform the Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) in the Kingdom.
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The President who would be accompanied by close personal aides, will embark on the journey on Thursday, 16th May 2019, and 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.