Elegushi applauds Sanwo-Olu’s support for intending hajj pilgrims
Lagos State Commissioner for Home Affairs, Anofiu Olanrewaju Elegushi, has commended Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for supporting the intending pilgrims for holy pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.
Elegushi expressed the appreciation on Tuesday, while briefing the intending pilgrims on plans towards ensuring a successful hajj operation at the Shamsi Adisa Thomas Mosque, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos.
The commissioner, who said adequate arrangement had been made with caterers to provide sumptuous meals in local delicacies for the intending pilgrims, appealed to those who are on special diet not to hesitate to notify the schedule officers so that their needs can be adequately catered for.
He urged the intending pilgrims to reciprocate the governor’s kind gesture by praying fervently for him and his deputy, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, as well as the state.
Earlier in his opening remarks, the Board Chairman, Shakir Ayinde Gafar, told the intending pilgrims to thank Allah for counting them among the lucky ones that would perform the spiritual exercise this year.
He said that many could not be accommodated, as limited slots allocated to the state by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) were not enough to go round.