Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari is set to embark on a five day trip to Saudi Arabia on Thursday
The trip is followed by an invitation by King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, the ruler of Saudi Arabia and also the custodian of the two Holy Mosques.
A statement by Buhari’s media Aide, Garba Shehu said that the President is expected to perform Umrah during his visit.
Umrah is optional but recommended pilgrimage to Mikkah which can be made at any time of the year.
“President Buhari has accepted the invitation of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, the ruler of Saudi Arabia and the custodian of the two Holy Mosques to perform Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) in the kingdom.
“To this effect, the President and other close aides , will embark on the journey on Thursday 16th May.
“He is expected back in the country on Tuesday 21st May.