President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday arrived in Makkah, Saudi Arabia from the city of Madinah, where he began the initial leg of his Umrah engagements in the Kingdom.
After the evening prayer at the Holy Prophet’s Mosque on Thursday, the President was ushered to the grave of Prophet Mohammed, where he said prayers for the nation, his family and himself.
He was seen off at the Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz Madina International Airport by the Governor of the Madinah Province, Prince Faisal Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud.
Buhari was welcomed to Makkah by the Regional Governor, Prince Khalid Bin Faisal Al-Saud.
Also on hand to receive him were the Nigerian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Justice Isa Dodo (retd); the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ahmed Rufa’i Abubakar; and officials of the Nigerian Consulate in Jeddah.
After the reception, he immediately went ahead to commence the Umrah rites on Friday evening.