President Muhammadu Buhari leaves Abuja today for the invitation of King
Salman Bin Abdulaziz, the King of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the Two
Holy Mosques to perform the Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) in the Kingdom.
The President’s Senior Assistant on Media and Publicity Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja, yesterday.
to the statement, the president, will accompanied by close Personal
aides, will embark on the journey on May 16th and return to Abuja on May
The president last performed the Umrah in Saudi Arabia in February 2016.
Umrah is an optional but recommended pilgrimage to Makkah that can be made at anytime of the year.