BreakingNews 25/2/16 - Why Buhari visited Saudi for lesser hajj

[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili reports ] - The Presidency says President Muhammadu Buhari is currently participating in lesser hajj in Saudi Arabia because he and Nigeria need prayer.
Addressing journalists in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said the lesser hajj
would strengthen Buhari to revive the nation.

“It's the love of the nation, the president has thrown everything into the job, (and) he’s doing the most that any human being can do, trying to restore the economy, working on the restoration of security in the country, fighting corruption. Behind all these are enormous powers.

“The president needs God, the nation needs God so that the God of creation would support the good work that the new administration is doing in order to restore, revive the nation”, Shehu said.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on International Relations, Mr. Rufa’i Abubakar, said the prayers of Buhari and his delegation had so far centred on Nigeria's peace, development and progress.

The chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State, described the spiritual exercise as an indication of Buhari's commitment to the peace, progress and stability of the nation.

“As it is well known, Mecca is the holiest city in Islam and the Ka’aba is the holiest Mosque and also the Mosque of the Prophet in Medina. So, essentially, Mr. President went to Medina this morning (Thursday), visited the tomb of the Prophet and the Caliphs prayed in the Mosque and spent the whole day which is one of the most rewarding rites in Islam to visit the Prophet and pray at his tomb", Yari said.
*Photo Caption - President Buhari (2nd left), Saudi officials and the National Security Adviser, Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd) at the Holy Prophet’s Mosque in Medina yesterday.
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