SENATE President Abubakar Bukola Saraki, and wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, on Monday night, flew out of Abuja to Saudi Arabia to join about Muslim faithful to participate in this year’s hajj.
In a statement by the Senate President’s Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, the President of the Senate will spend the period of the pilgrimage to pray for the unity, stability and development of Nigeria as well as better health for the leader of the country, President Muhammadu Buhari.
He will also spend the period of the holy pilgrimage to pray for more success for the Eighth National Assembly in the execution of its Legislative Agenda which is aimed at helping to improve the standard of living of the citizenry and positively transform the national economy.
The President of the Senate is expected back early September when the Hajj rites would have been completed by pilgrims.
While to the spokeswoman, of the First Lady, Zaynab Ikaz- Kassim said via Twitter,
“This Afternoon H.E Mrs. @aishambuhari left Abuja for Mecca, Saudi
Arabia to join millions of Muslims in performing this year’s Hajj.”
No fewer than 1.705 million pilgrims, which include over 91,000 Nigerians, have arrived the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to perform this.