Breaking: Buhari Embarks on Umrah on Saudi’s Invite

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday 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.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Garba Shehu revealed this in a statement.

The President, accompanied by close personal aides, will embark on the journey on Thursday, 16th May and 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.,” he wrote.

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