*Photo: Dr Matawalle (middle) in Makkah during the reception held in his honour*
Minister of State for Defence, Dr. Bello Muhammed Matawalle, was honoured during his recent visit to Makkah, to perform Umrah in Saudi Arabia.
The Chairman of Shurakar Alkhair Group and Leader of the Saudi-based hajj service providers group, Musa Hamid Jibril, organised a warm reception in honour of the Nigerian Minister of State for Defence.
“While in Saudi Arabia Dr. Matawalle’s presence was met with great respect, emphasizing the significance of diplomatic relations and shared commitments to peace and security,” Henshaw Ogubike, Director ( Press & Public Relations), Ministry of Defence said in a press statement on Wednesday.
Ogubike added that “The Minister during the Umrah procession, prayed for President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s success and that of the Nigerian Armed Forces and Nigeria as a whole.”