Buhari accepts invite from Saudi, goes on Umrah Thursday

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday depart Abuja for Saudi Arabia to perform the Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) in the Kingdom.

This follows an invitation from the ruler of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to perform the Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) in the Kingdom.

According to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the president  (Media), Garba Shehu, said the president 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.

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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