By Olasunkanmi Akoni, with Agency Reports
Lagos—Governor Akinwunmi Ambode Lagos State, yesterday, assured of his administration’s readiness to improve the welfare of pilgrims from the state while on spiritual journey to the holy land.
The governor gave the assurance at the Lagos House, Ikeja, during the inauguration of the Amirul Hajj and Adhoc Committee for Hajj 2015.
“My administration shall ensure an improvement in the welfare of Lagos pilgrims in the holy land. I have approved the immediate commencement of a decentralized weekly orientation programme in all the Local Government Areas which commenced on Saturday 25th July and it is aimed at developing the right attitude and character worthy of ambassadors of Lagos State in the holy land.”
In his response, the Amirul Hajj and Chairman of the Committee, Alhaji AbdulLateef AbdulHakeem, expressed appreciation to the governor, promising that he and his team would not let the state down.
Other members of the committee include Mr. Danmole AbdulHameed Ademola, Dr. Paramole Abdul Kabir, Alhaja Gawat Fatimat Folashade, wife of the popular NTA presenter who went missing last year, and others.