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.
This is according to a statement by the President’s special aide, Garba Shehu.
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.
The President will embark on the journey May 16th, and will be accompanied by close personal aides. pic.twitter.com/nFRTwYjzKt
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) May 15, 2019