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Buhari embarks on Umrah Thursday

Buhari embarks on Umrah Thursday

SUNDAY ODE, Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari will Thursday embark on lesser pilgrimage (Umrah) to Saudi Arabia.

A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, said Buhari is going for the pilgrimage on the invitation of the Saudi King, Salman Bin Abdulaziz.

The statement read: “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.

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

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