President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, arrived Medinah for lessa Hajj, Umrah, to pray for Nigeria as part of a week-long journey that will see him engage officials of Saudi Arabia and Qatar in further talks to ensure stability of oil prices.
A statement by presidential spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina, before the president embarked on the journey, stated: “Ongoing efforts by Nigeria and other members of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, to achieve greater stability in the price of crude oil exports are expected to be high on the agenda of discussions between President Buhari and the Saudi monarch.
“Crude oil prices and market stability will also be on the front burner when President Buhari goes on to Doha, Qatar, on Saturday for talks on Sunday with the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.”
The statement said the President would also hold meetings with heads of international financial organisations and multilateral associations in Saudi Arabia and visit Medina and Mecca to pray for greater peace, prosperity and progress in Nigeria before going on to Doha.
President Buhari prayed for the country today at Prophet Muhammad’s Mosque in Medina. He was accompanied by the Governors of Osun, Ogun, Borno, Zamfara and Katsina. Others include NSA, Maj-Gen, Babagana Monguno (retd) and Amb. Lawal Kazaure.