Breaking: Buhari heads to Mecca for lesser Hajj

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SWITZERLAND, MAY 15 – President Muhammadu Buhari is set to travel to Saudi Arabia on Thursday, May 16, to perform the lesser Hajj in Mecca, presidential sources have announced.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the invitation of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, the ruler of Saudi Arabia & Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques,to perform the Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) in the Kingdom,” the presidency announced on Wednesday.

“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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