Be Good Ambassadors of Lagos, Sanwo-Olu Bids 1,800 State Pilgrims Goodbye

. Lagos Gov takes over payment of sacrificial goats, spiritual clothing, and visits to holy sites for state pilgrims in Saudi Arabia



The Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has charged 1,800 Hajj pilgrims from the state to be good ambassadors of Nigeria and the state.

Platforms Africa reports that the governor said this at the one-day seminar for 2024 hajj intending pilgrims in Lagos held at LTV Blue roof, Agidingbi, Ikeja.

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The first batch of pilgrims from the state are to leave Nigeria for Kingdom of Saudi Arabia today, Thursday, May 15.

Represented by the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Lawal Pedro SAN, Sanwo-Olu, who said that Lagos pilgrims have a record of good behaviour at the Hajj over the years, cautioned those going for the rites this year to emulate those who have gone before them.

He promised to takeover the payment of sacrificial goats, visit to holy sites, and the spiritual clothing for all the 1,800 pilgrims from the state.

“You have listened to admonitions from different speakers. Be good ambassadors of Nigeria and Lagos State.

“Do not be engaged in illicit drugs, do not take cola nuts, and all that they have told you not to take with you in your luggage,” he said.

Platforms Africa reports that the event witnessed special lecture by Sheikh AbdulRahman Lukman, Chief Imam, Igbogbo Central Mosque, Ikorodu, who reminded the pilgrims that Hajj pilgrimage is one of the pillars of Islam.

“Not everyone who desires it gets the opportunity you have to participate in this year’s Hajj. So, I urged you to see it as a rare privilege to be closer to Allah,” he said.

He tasked them to make sure that they take good care of their wives or husbands and children and to leave for them wealth enough to sustain the family throughout the time they would be away in Saudi Arabia.

Other dignitaries at the event included the Commissioner for Hone Affairs, Olanrewaju Ibrahim Layode, Board Chairman, Imam (Engineer) Shakiru Ayinde Gafar, and Special Adviser to the governor on Islamic matters, Dr. Ahmed Abdullahi Jebe

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