By JIMOH BABATUNDE
Lagos state government has promised to give away the cost of Ihram cloths, Ram and ZamZam water for the 3,407 pilgrims from the state. This is coming on the heels of Medview Airline promising to take all pilgrims flying with it straight to Medina from Nigeria. These promises were disclosed to the intending pilgrims from the state at a one day seminar organised for them in Ikeja during the week.
Speaking during a seminar organised for the pilgrims, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, said the state government will provide necessary welfare package – medical, spiritual and other support, as well as ensure the safety of pilgrims. The Governor explained that the involvement of the state government in pilgrimage is to safeguard the well-being of all intending pilgrims with a view to providing the necessary medical and spiritual needs to make the journey stress free.
He disclosed that the state has 3, 047 intending pilgrims out of the 66, 000 from the federation for this year’s Hajj, adding that Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam, he said the exercise should be handled with all the seriousness that it required. “I urge you to take advantage of the spiritual benefits of Hajj to imbibe the exalted qualities of the Holy Prophet Mohammed.
“Our state is in dire need of men and women who have the fear of God, demonstrate religious tolerance, selflessness, who are peaceful and charitable, for the growth and development of our state and nation in general. “I hope that this Hajj will equip you with the capacity to coexist peacefully with people of other faith, religion and ideology.
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