Buhari accepts Saudi king’s invitation to perform lesser Hajj

The Presidency on Wednesday announced that 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.

A statement by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), said to this effect, the President, accompanied by close personal aides, will embark on the journey on Thursday

He is expected back in the country on Tuesday, 21st May.

The statement explained that Umrah is an optional but recommended pilgrimage to Makkah that can be made at any time of the year.

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