King Salman Bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia has invited President Muhammodu Buhari for lesser pilgrimage, known as Umrah.
Mr Buhari will be leaving Nigeria for a five day visit to the Middle East country .
According to statement made available to journalists by his media aide: “President 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.”
It was also confirmed that Mr Buhari will be going with some of his Muslim aides and they are expected to return on Tuesday, May 21.
Umrah is an optional but recommended pilgrimage to Makkah that can be made at any time of the year.