Buhari Heads To Saudi Arabia For Umrah


Buhari Heads To Saudi Arabia For Umrah

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.  

President Muhammadu Buhari

According to a statement by presidential media aide Garba Shehu, 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


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