Buhari concludes lesser Hajj, departs for Qatar

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday concluded the lesser Hajj and ended his visit to Saudi Arabia.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the president and his entourage performed the final Dawaf, which is moving around the Ka’aba seven times. They offered supplications Allah to round off the pilgrimage.

Mr. Buhari and members of his delegation have since left Saudi Arabia for Qatar to attend the meeting of Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), before returning to Nigeria on Monday.

The president left for Doha, the Qatari capital, from Jeddah International Airport, at about 3 pm local time.

NAN reports that before his departure, Mr. Buhari was received at the King Abdulaziz International Airport by a delegation of Saudi officials led by the Governor of Jeddah, Mishaal Bin Majed Bin Abdulaziz.

Others at the airport to bid farewell to the president included the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II; Emir of Maradun in Zamfara, Garba Tambari, Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiola, and the Otaru of Auchi, Haliru Momoh.

Nigerian diplomatic officials in Riyadh, Madina and Jeddah were also at the airport to bid farewell to the president. (NAN)


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