President Buhari To Embark On Umrah By Invitation

SAN FRANCISCO, May 15, (THEWILL) – 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.

According to a statement by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, 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.

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

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