President Goodluck Jonathan will Friday depart Lagos to undertake a brief pilgrimage in Israel.
The president will be accompanied by the Chaplain of the Presidential Villa, Venerable Obioma Onwuzurumba, and his principal aides.
A statement by his spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati, said while in Israel, Jonathan was expected to visit Christian holy sites, join other Nigerian pilgrims in a prayer session for the well-being and progress of the country at an inter-denominational service in Jerusalem on Sunday.
He is expected back in Abuja on Monday.
“Before leaving for Israel, President Jonathan will participate in the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of the Seme-Krake Joint Border Control Post on Friday morning.
“The President will be joined at the event by President Boni Yayi of Benin Republic and officials of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).