President Muhammadu Buhari is set to travel to Saudi Arabia Thursday for lesser hajj on the invitation of Saudi Arabian authorities.
This was contained in a statement by his spokesperson, Garba Shehu on Wednesday.
According to the statement,“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.