Monday, September 25, 2023

Buhari returns to Abuja after trip to Saudi Arabia

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after an eight-day official visit to Saudi Arabia, where he also performed Umrah (lesser hajj), a religious pilgrimage for Muslims.

Buhari departed Saudi Arabia via King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday.

According to NAN, the Saudi government officials, traditional and spiritual leaders from Nigeria as well as some senior staff of the Nigerian embassy in the Kingdom were at the airport to bid him farewell.

Last Thursday, Buhari performed Umrah rituals, amid tight security, upon his arrival at the Grand Mosque in Makkah from Madinah.

The president also visited some historical religious places in Medina on Tuesday and Wednesday before proceeding to Makkah for the Umrah.

Also, while in Makkah, Buhari hosted some traditional and religious leaders for Iftar.

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