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Lagos bags award of excellence for 2018 Hajj operation

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Lagos State, has again, won last year’s Award of Excellence for Hajj Operations. The state had won the award since 2015 and was conferred the award of excellence as the best and most disciplined contingent during last year’s Hajj operation.

The state’s Amirul Hajj and former commissioner of Home Affairs, Dr. AbdulHakeem AbdulLateef, received the award on behalf of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

The presentation ceremony was part of the highlight of the sensitisation and seminar exercise for this year’s intending pilgrims, organised by the Ministry of Home Affairs, through its Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board at the De-Blue Roof LTV Complex, Agidingbi, Ikeja.

While presenting the medal to AbdulLateef, Sheikh Fuad Adeyemi, representing the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Southwest, said that Lagos, since 2015, “has progressively been lifting the standard of Hajj Operation in Nigeria” and remains “a very good example to other states in the provision of welfare of its pilgrims ranging from accommodation, transportation and feeding.”

Abdul Lateef, in his response, said the state would continue to exhibit sterling qualities and perform beyond the common level of excellence, adding that the goal “is always to expand frontier of performance beyond the level of previous year.”


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