It was disclosed in a statement by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

According to the NAN report, the President was escorted by close personal aides, and will return to Abuja on May 21.

It would be recalled that the President Buhari last performed the Umrah in Saudi Arabia in Feb. 2016.

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Umrah is an optional but recommended pilgrimage to Makkah that can be made at any time of the year.