- President Buhari has used the opportunity of his visit to Saudi Arabia to perform the Umrah (Lesser Hajj) at the Grand Mosque in Makkah
- The president had also earlier had a brief stopover at Prophet Muhammed's mosque in Madina where he prayed for everlasting peace in Nigeria
- Buhari who is in Saudi Arabia for an investment summit performed the religious ritual alongside Nigerian business moguls including Aliko Dangote and Wale Tinubu
Makkah, Saudi Arabia - President Muhammadu Buhari has successfully performed the Umrah (Lesser Hajj) at the Grand Mosque in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
The Nation reported that the president performed the spiritual act alongside the minister of communications, Isa Pantami, and business moguls including Aliko Dangote, Wale Tinubu and Abdulsamad Rabiu.
Legit.ng gathers that the pesident was also joined in the Umrah by his aides including, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, the State Chief of Protocol, Amb. Lawal Kazaure; the president’s personal physician, Dr Suhayb Rafindadi and the Chief Security Officer, Idris Ahmed.
The religious ritual was successfully completed by the president and members of his entourage at the Holy Kaaba on Thursday, October 28, at about 3.20am local time.
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The Umrah is a religious ritual of great significance performed by Muslim Ummah for the sake of Allah. It is believed that all the requests made while performing the act are answered by Allah.
President Buhari is mainly in Saudi Arabia for the Fifth Edition of the "Future Investment Initiative Summit” held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Presidency reveals what Buhari Prayed about at Prophet Muhammed's Mosque
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says President Buhari, on Wednesday, October 27, prayed for peace and security in the country.
Giving an update about the president's activities in Saudi Arabia, Shehu in a statement posted on Facebook said the president on Wednesday stopped over in Madina and offered “intense prayers” for the country.
Apart from security and peace, he said the president also offered prayers for the COVID-19 ravaged economy to fully recover for the benefit of Nigerians.