Buhari Accepts Saudi Invitation, Embarks On Umrah

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President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday embark on a trip to Saudi Arabia after accepting the invite from King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, the ruler of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.

In a statement by Buhari’s Media Aide, Garba Shehu, it was noted that the President is expected to perform Umrah during his visit.


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“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.

“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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The presidency also shared this on Twitter

STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE

PRESIDENT BUHARI ACCEPTS SAUDI INVITATION, EMBARKS ON UMRAH

Pres @MBuhari 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.

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