Photos emerge as President Buhari returns to Abuja after Saudi trip

Photos emerge as President Buhari returns to Abuja after Saudi trip

  • President Buhari has returned to Aso Rock, Abuja after spending five days in the middle-east nation for an investment summit
  • The president found time to pray for Nigeria on the sidelines of the investment conference he attended in Saudi Arabia
  • According to Garba Shehu, Buhari stopped over at Prophet Muhammed's Mosque in Madina to pray for Nigeria's security and economic prosperity

FCT, Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, October 29, arrived in Nigeria after spending some days in Saudi Arabia to perform Islamic rites and prayed for the country's unity and peace. reports that the president left the country on Monday, October 25, to attend an investment summit in the middle-east nation.

Buhari also used the opportunity to perform some religious rites at the Holy cities of Makkah and Madinah in Saudi Arabia.

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President Buhari returns to Abuja after Saudi trip
President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Abuja on Friday, October 29, after the Saudi trip. Credit: Buhari Sallau.
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The president was received at the airport by his Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Gambari, the minister of the FCT, Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Usman Alkali Baba and the director-general of DSS, Yusuf Magaji Bichi.

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President Buhari performs Umrah in Saudi

Meanwhile, had previously reported that President Buhari successfully performed the Umrah (Lesser Hajj) at the Grand Mosque in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

It was 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.

He 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.

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The religious ritual was successfully completed by the president and members of his entourage at the Holy Kaaba on Thursday, October 28, at about 3.20 am local time.

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.

Presidency denies alleged Presidential Jet mishap involving Buhari

In a related report, the presidency denied viral online reports that President Muhammadu Buhari's presidential jet developed fault mid-air on its return to Nigeria from the United States (US).

Describing the claim as an example of fake news, Femi Adesina, a presidential spokesman, said such unfound reports are threats to the dissemination of information in Nigeria.

Adesina who warned Nigerian traditional media to beware of fake news said he was in the same aircraft and that no such thing happened.


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