The Governor of Kogi state, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has called on the 916 intending pilgrims from the state to take the Hajj exercise very seriously, saying that capable hands were carefully selected to make the operation stress free for all pilgrims.
Gov. Bello stated this ealier today at the Abuja Hajj Camp in his farewell message to the state intending pilgrims to this year’s Hajj, noting that adequate and conducive accommodation arrangement has been provided for the pilgrims.
He enjoined the pilgrims to pray for Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari and Kogi state, saying Nigeria and indeed its leaders need prayers more than ever before.
According to him Nigeria and Kogi state is facing numerous challenges, saying that it is only God that can solve the problem.
He warned the pilgrims to avoid things that could put them in danger, saying that they must compliment the efforts of his administration by obeying all the instructions given to them by the officials
Earlier, the chairman of the commission, Sadiq Muhammed Rabiu, noted that the only way for the pilgrims to appreciating the efforts of the state government is to be law abiding in the holy land.
According to him the pilgrims should consider themselves lucky to be able to fulfill this all important directive of Allah in their life time.
He called on all intending pilgrims to avoid those things that are forbidden by the Saudi Authorities, saying anyone caught would be made toface the consequences of his or her action.