Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Buhari jets out to Saudi Arabia to perform "lesser pilgrimage"

President Muhammadu Buhari will be jetting out to Saudi Arabia tomorrow to perform lesser Hajj in Makkah & Medina.

According to a statement by the Presidency via Twitter, Buhari will leave on Thursday 16th May, and expected back on Tuesday, 21st May.

According to reports, shortly after his return to Nigeria, Buhari will travel back to Saudi to attend a meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) On Jeddah from May 30th to June 1st 2019.

His second trip will come few hours after his second term inauguration on the  May 29 2019.

The IOC meeting will set tongues wagging as the President has been accused severally of favoring a religion over another.

Nigeria is a secular state according to the 1999 constitution.

The trip is coming after a widely criticised 'private visit' to London which he embarked upon in on April 24 returning on May 5.

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