Buhari Accepts Saudi Invitation, Embarks on Umrah


Following his acceptance of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz of Saudi’s inviatation,  President Muhammadu Buhari, will on Thursday embark leave Nigeria to the holy land.

The President was invited by the Saudi monarch to visit the country with the aim of performing the Umrah (lesser Hajj).
Umrah is an optional but recommended pilgrimage to Makkah that can be made at any time of the year.
This was disclose in a statement by the Presidency.

The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted 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. 

“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.”  


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