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President Buhari performs umrah

President Muhammadu Buhari and his accompanying delegation have successfully performed the Umrah, known as the Lesser Hajj in Makkah.

The President went to Saudi Arabia on Monday to attend the Future Investment Initiative Summit on the invitation of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and thereafter used the opportunity to pray for Nigeria.

Upon arrival at the Grand Mosque in Makkah, they were received by a number of officials and Special Forces of the security of the Grand Mosque.

In line with Muslim practices, prayers were made for the nation’s success against the challenges facing it, particularly the issues of insecurity, unity and general well-being of its people.

The delegation discussed with the Saudis on several issues, including the need for both countries to continue co-ordination in confronting extremism and terrorism.

They also agreed to boost trade, investment and economic co-operation.

Reporting by Abdullah Bello, editing by Daniel Adejo.