President Buhari to Embark on Eight-Day Visit to Saudi Arabia, Perform Umrah

On Tuesday morning, President Muhammadu Buhari will begin an eight-day state visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where he is expected to perform Umrah, the Lesser Pilgrimage. According to a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, this will be Buhari’s last trip to the Kingdom as President.

The statement, titled “President Buhari leaves for Saudi Arabia on official visit,” noted that the President will be accompanied by his aides during his sixth and final visit to the Kingdom since taking office in May 2015.

Out of the over 40 countries Buhari has visited as President, the United States, the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and France top the frequency table. Buhari has also visited Ethiopia five times and made three visits to the United Arab Emirates, Ghana, Niger, and Senegal.

Countries he has visited at least twice include China, Germany, Benin, The Gambia, Kenya, Equatorial Guinea, Egypt, Mali, Chad, and Germany. In total, the President has visited over 40 countries and made about 90 foreign trips.

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