President Buhari Jets off to Saudi

President Buhari Jets off to Saudi

President Muhammadu Buhari is to travel to Saudi Arabia on Thursday to perform an Islamic function known as Umrah.

He will return to the country on May 21.

A statement signed by his senior aide, Garba Shehu, said the President’s trip is at the invitation of the Saudi king.

The statement said: “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.

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“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.”

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