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Sanwo-Olu, Hamzat set to host one-day seminar for Hajj pilgrims on May 28

Governor Sanwo-Olu and Deputy Governor Hamzat

The Lagos State government will on Sunday, May 28 hold a one-day seminar organised by the State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, for the intending pilgrims embarking on the 2023 Holy pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.

In a statement signed by the Board’s Secretary, Mr Olayiwola Saheed Onipede, the event is expected to have Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, his deputy, Dr Kadri Obafemi Hamzat and other top government functionaries in attendance.

According to the statement, the seminar will take place at the De-Blue Roof, Lagos Television (LTV) Agidingbi, Ikeja, beginning at 9 am.

Onipede said the seminar is an avenue for the Governor to have face-to-face interaction and offer prayers for Allah’s guidance, protection and safe trip for the intending pilgrims and other stakeholders embarking on the spiritual journey.

Islamic scholar and preacher, Sheikh Muhydeen Ajani Bello, Chief Missioner, Ansar-ud-deen Society of Nigeria (AUD) Kano Branch, will speak on the topic, ‘Procedures of Performing Acceptable and Rewarding Hajj’.

Representatives of some Federal Government Agencies such as Nigeria Immigration Service, Nigeria Drug Law and Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Nigerian Customs Service and National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) among others. are also billed to broaden their knowledge about their conduct in the foreign land.

The Secretary added that the Grand Chief Imam of Lagos State, His Eminence, Sheikh Sulaiman Oluwatoyin Abou-Nollah, Chief Imams from the five divisions of the State and some Royal Majesties are also expected as spiritual and Royal fathers of the day.

While urging all the intending pilgrims to attend the annual event in their Ankara Aso Ebi, Onipede disclosed that the Board has released the final list of the Local Government Coordinators whose main function is to see to the welfare of the intending pilgrims in the holy land.



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