Shehu: Tinubu Given Traditional Robe to Wear in Saudi Arabia, Pictures Emerge
On Saturday, November 11, 2023, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu joined government and business leaders at the Saudi-Nigeria Roundtable in Riyadh.
Throughout the meeting, the Nigerian President was embellished in a brown robe by Saudi Arabia’s top figures.
Saudi men wear the traditional dress called Bisht, a traditional Arabian long cloak men wear over their thrones, one of which was given to the Nigerian President.
President Bola Tinubu is in Saudi Arabia to seek the favor of the country’s investors.
He also embarked on Umrah(lesser hajj) apart from his appointment and engagement with the prospective investors in Asian Country.
President Bola Tinubu Engages Potential Investors in Saudi Arabia
He strained the need to show gratitude and seek blessings for Nigeria.
See the video on Twitter below:
His Excellency President @officialABAT took time off at the end of his official engagements in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to perform the lesser Hajj (Umrah) earlier today in Makkah. He used the opportunity to pray for Nigeria’s greatness and divine guidance for him. pic.twitter.com/t6hPnZU2bn
— Abdulaziz Abdulaziz (@Abdulfagge) November 12, 2023
Throughout his stay at Makkah, Tinubu was provided by Saudi Arabia and joined by a spectacular cleric.
The Bauchi governors, Niger State, and Katsina State including the minister of Budget and Economic Planning, and other top government officials executed the lesser hajj alongside the president.
On Saturday, November 11, 2023, President Bola Tinubu started his deliberation with captains of the Saudi Arabian industry at the Nigeria-Saudi investment roundtable.
See Tweet below:
I joined key government and business leaders today at the Saudi-Nigeria Investment Roundtable in Riyadh, with a message from the heart of Nigeria: We are ready for change, ready for investment, ready for growth, ready for business.
As a government, we have taken sustainable… pic.twitter.com/OMaf44d78A
— Bola Ahmed Tinubu (@officialABAT) November 11, 2023
During the meeting, he was handed over the traditional robe to wear.
Some reactions on Twitter to President Tinubu’s putting on a traditional robe in Saudi Arabia are below:
Former senator, Shehu Dani, wrote:
“Sheikh Bolawy Ahmadunawy Tinubullah”.
See Tweet below:
Sheikh Bolawy Ahmadunawy Tinubullah. pic.twitter.com/f1N8XppaJy
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) November 12, 2023
Jubril Gawat, an aide to the Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu also wrote in Yoruba:
“Tinubu je President…. O tun she wolimo ni Saudi!”
“E ba wa kígbe Shehu (Tinubu became president; he also graduated for the completion of the recitation of the Holy Qur’an. Help us shout ‘Shehu’.”
Tinubu Embarks On Another Lesser Hajj
It is reported earlier that Tinubu traveled to perform lesser hajj added to the rounding up of his stay in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Lesser hajj is a simpler version of a pilgrimage to the holy city of Makkah, and is sometimes referred to as the “minor pilgrimage”.
It contains some rituals that can be done at any time of the year and only takes just few hours to complete.