By Funmi Adekoya
Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke has urged intending pilgrims to this year’s Hajj in Saudi Arabia to pray for the insecurity and economic revival of Nigeria during the holy pilgrimage.
Addressing the 1835 intending pilgrims, which is the highest in the history of Osun State, at a farewell programme organised for them held at State Secretariat Mosque Complex Abere, the Governor observed that the economic hardship and insecurity confronting the country require the concerted prayers of all and sundry.
Governor Adeleke, represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Teslim Igbalaye, said the State Government would not tolerate any lapses during the Hajj operation.
He assured the Pilgrims that the State Government have make necessary provisions to make the pilgrimage a memorable one including securing an accommodation that is very close to the Ground Mosque in Makkah in a bid to make their stay comfortable in Saudi Arabia.
Earlier, in his welcome address, Amirul-Hajj of Osun State, Sheik Morufu Ishola thanked Governor Adeleke for the support given to the Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, urging all pilgrims to abide with the instructions given to them while in the Holy Land.
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