President Muhammadu Buhari will leave for Saudi Arabia on Thursday.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, Garba Shehu said in a Statement.
Shehu said that the President is embarking on the journey following an invitation fromthe Saudi king to perform an Islamic function called Umrah.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the invitation of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, the ruler of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to perform the Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) in the Kingdom.
“To this effect, the President, accompanied by close personal aides, will embark on the journey on Thursday, 16th May.
“He is expected back in the country on Tuesday, 21st May.
“Umrah is an optional but recommended pilgrimage to Makkah that can be made at any time of the year,” Shehu said.
Buhari recently returned from on a ten-day of ‘private’ visit to the UK.