President Buhari to depart Abuja for Saudi Arabia on Tuesday

The outgoing president Muhammadu Buhari will leave Nigeria on Tuesday on an official visit to Saudi Arabia.

This was confirmed in a statement on Monday by presidential spokesperson, , Garba Shehu.

Shehu said the trip which would last for eight days is Buhari’s last visit to the kingdom as president.

While in Saudi Arabia, the president would perform lesser hajj.

“President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to Saudi Arabia on an official visit from Tuesday, April 11th to 19th on his last trip to the Kingdom as President, during which he will perform Umrah, the Lesser Pilgrimage,” he said.

“He will be accompanied by his aides.”

Buhari, who will complete his second term in office, was first elected in 2015 after running against former president Goodluck Jonathan.

Jonathan had conceded defeat before the final tally was concluded.

Bola Tinubu, the president-elect, is expected to be sworn in on May 29, though some opposition parties are challenging his victory at the just concluded general election.

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