Politics Aisha Buhari Departs For 2017 Hajj Pilgrimage



The wife of President Buhari, on Monday departed Abuja for Mecca, Saudi Arabia to participate in this year’s hajj pilgrimage

Her spokeswoman, Zaynab Ikaz- Kassim said via Twitter, “TH.E Mrs. @aishambuhari left Abuja for Mecca, Saudi Arabia to join millions of Muslims in performing this year’s Hajj.”


“I am grateful to Nigerians & well wishers all over the world for their continuous prayers,” Aisha said following her husband’s arrival.

Mrs. Buhari will be joining about 1.705 million pilgrims, which include over 91,000 Nigerians, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to perform this year’s Hajj.