May 24, 2024

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd. ), will depart on an eight-day state visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Tuesday (this) morning, where he is expected to perform Umrah, the lesser pilgrimage.

According to a statement read on Monday evening by his Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, “Buhari will travel to Saudi Arabia on an official visit from Tuesday, April 11 to 19 on his last trip to the Kingdom as President, during which he will perform Umrah, the lesser pilgrimage.”

Shehu said in a statement titled “President Buhari departs for Saudi Arabia on an official visit” that the President would be accompanied by aides.

It will be his sixth and final visit to the Kingdom since taking office in May 2015.

Buhari has made approximately 90 foreign trips as President, visiting over 40 countries, the most of which have been the United States, the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and France.

He visited Ethiopia five times and made three visits to the United Arab Emirates, Ghana, Niger, and Senegal.

Countries he has visited at least twice include China, Germany, Benin, the Gambia, Kenya, Equatorial Guinea, Egypt, Mali, and Chad.

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