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Buhari leaves for Umrah in Saudi Arabia today


By Mathew Dadiya, Abuja

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 May 16 and is expected back in the country on May 21.

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

The Daily Times recalls that the President had about two weeks ago, returned from a 10-day private visit to the United Kingdom.

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