About 24 hours after the Supreme Court threw out the appeal of Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last election, President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Makkah for special prayers.
Buhari arrived Makkah on Thursday, October 31, just after participating in the three-day Future Investment Initiative (FII) held in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that upon arrival, he was welcomed by His Royal Highness Prince Bader bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, deputy governor of Makkah region.
Abdulaziz and other government officials welcomed President Buhari at the King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah, at about 7.05 pm.
The report noted that the president would perform the lesser hajj with some of his entourage as well as observe the Friday, November 1, prayers at the Grand Mosque in Makkah.
Acording to the report, President Buhari, earlier in the day, held a closed-door meeting with Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz.
King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Buhari had also met on Wednesday, October 30, and agreed on a partnership, especially in the areas of oil and gas for the development of both countries.
Legit.ng earlier reported how President Buhari restated his administration’s readiness to source for financial facilities from various institutions across the world to address Nigeria’s infrastructural challenges.
Garba Shehu, Buhari’s senior special assistant, made this known in a statement he released on Thursday, October 31.
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