President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday proceeded to Makkah, Saudi Arabia, for Umrah (lesser Hajj).
According to the president spokesman, Garba Shehu, in a statement, said Buhari and the delegation prayed for the well-being of Nigeria and its people and for the full restoration of peace and security in the country and around the globe.
Shehu said prayers for the economy ravaged by the pandemic to fully recover for the benefit of the nation and its people were also offered.
He said Buhari, was received at the Prince Muhammad Abdulaziz Airport, Madinah, by the Deputy Governor of the Region, Prince Sa’ud Al-Faisal, spent quality time at the mosque of Holy Prophet Muhammed, Islam’s second holiest, engaging in prayers and recitation of the Holy Qur’an.
Buhari had, on Monday, left Abuja for Riyadh, to attend the 5th Edition of Future Investment Initiative Summit themed Investing in Humanity.
On Wednesday, he had a brief stopover at Madinah where he observed his evening prayers and engaged in prayers, along with his entourage for the return of peace and security all over Nigeria and the world at large.