President Muhammadu Buhari is set to embark on a journey to Saudi Arabia, the presidential aide Mr. Garba Shehu said on Wednesday.
Buhari accepted the invitation of King Salaman Bin Abdulaziz, the ruler of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the Two Holy mosques to perform the Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) in the Kingdom.
Mr Garba also said some close personal aides will accompany the President to the journey on Thursday, 16th May.
Mr Buhari will return to Nigeria on Tuesday 21st May.
Umrah is an optional pilgrimage to Makkah that can be made at any time of the year.
Mr Buhari recently returned to the country after a 10-day visit to the United Kingdom.
The reason for his visit was unknown leaving the speculations that he went for another medical visit.
President Buhari departed Nigeria on the 25th of April after an official one day visit to Maiduguri, the Borno state capital where he commissioned some projects.