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Buhari performs Umrah rites in Saudi Arabia



Buhari performs Umrah rites in Saudi Arabia



President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Makkah, Saudi Arabia, from the city of Madinah where he began the initial leg of his Umrah engagements in the Kingdom.


Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu, in a statement yesterday said after the evening prayer in the Holy Prophet’s Mosque on Thursday, the President was ushered to the grave of Prophet Mohammed where he offered prayers for the nation, his family and himself.


Garba said Buhari was seen off at the Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz Madina International Airport by the Governor of the Madinah Province, Prince Faisal Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al- Saud.


The President was welcomed at Makkah by the Regional Governor, Prince Khalid Bin Faisal Al-Saud.


According to the statement, at hand to receive him were the Nigerian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Justice Isa Dodo (rtd), the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ahmed Rufa’i Abubakar and officials of the Nigerian Consulate in Jeddah.

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