The Governor of the State of Lagos, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, appealed to the intention of Muslim pilgrims in the state to accept the newly introduced hajj austerity program.
A statement Monday said he gave advice during the inauguration of the scheme in Eco FM Marquee, LTV complex, Agidingby, Ikeja.
The Governor, represented by Deputy Governor Dr. Obafemi Hamzat noted that the scheme was devised by the National Hajj Commission in Nigeria to use less privileged Muslims to save enough money over a period of time, when the money would make it easier for them to travel to Saudi Arabia to fulfill the main pillar of Islam.
He described the initiative as a welcome development, especially as it came at a time when the global economic collapse was affecting everyone.
Sanwo-Olu also appealed to everyone to protect themselves from the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The disease is still very present and active. Therefore, we must ensure that we know our status and that we strictly adhere to the established protocols of social removal, regular hand washing with soap and running water, use of hand disinfectants and wearing face masks. Also, avoid hugging, shaking hands and hanging out, ”he added.
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