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Lesser Hajj: Buhari prays for Everlasting Peace in Nigeria

Lesser Hajj: Buhari prays for Everlasting Peace in Nigeria
The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and others offering prayers at the mosque in Madinah (Photo: Garba Shehu Facebook)
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The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has prayed for everlasting peace to reign in Nigeria and around the world.

 

Buhari, who is currently in Saudi Arabia for an investment summit, said the prayers when he visited the Mosque of the Holy Prophet Muhammed, Islam’s second holiest in Madinah.

 

The President arrived at Makkah, Saudi Arabia, to perform the Umrah (lesser hajj) as earlier scheduled.

Lesser Hajj: Buhari prays for Everlasting Peace in Nigeria

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu disclosed this in a statement titled ‘Buhari prays for everlasting peace in Nigeria’, on Wednesday.

 

Sharing the pictures via his Facebook page, Shehu wrote, “President Muhammadu Buhari and some members of the Nigerian Delegation to the Future Investment Initiative Summit depart for Makkah for Umrah (lesser hajj).”



The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari continues his visit to Saudi Arabia with a brief stopover at Madinah where he observed his evening prayers and engaged in intense prayers, along with his entourage for the return of peace and security all over Nigeria and the world at large.

Lesser Hajj: Buhari prays for Everlasting Peace in Nigeria

“The President who had earlier been received at the Prince Muhammad Abdulaziz Airport, Madinah by the Deputy Governor of the Region, Prince Sa’ud Al-Faisal spent quality time at the Mosque of the Holy Prophet Muhammed, Islam’s second holiest, engaging in prayers and recitation of the Holy Qur’an.

 

“President Buhari and the delegation prayed for the well-being of the nation and its people and for the full restoration of peace and security in Nigerian and around the globe. Prayers for the economy, ravaged by the pandemic to fully recover for the benefit of the nation and its people were also offered.



“The President will later on in the evening proceed to Makkah for the performance of the Umrah (lesser Hajj).”

Lesser Hajj: Buhari prays for Everlasting Peace in NigeriaLesser Hajj: Buhari prays for Everlasting Peace in Nigeria

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