Nigeria – The State Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Olanrewaju Elegushi, is set to flag off weekend lectures for the State’s intending pilgrims performing the Y2021 Holy pilgrimage in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Executive Secretary, Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Mr. Rahman Ishola, who disclosed this in a statement released today, noted that the lectures were designed to train, re-train and enlighten all the new and returning intending pilgrims on the basic requirements for the Hajj exercise.
He said the lectures will kick off on Saturday, May 22, 2021, and hold simultaneously in 18 designated Local Government Areas of the State till the end of June 2021 to expand the knowledge of the intending pilgrims, equip them with relevant details about the Hajj exercise as well as the standards practices of performing the holy pilgrimage rites.
While assuring the pilgrims that competent and highly knowledgeable Islamic Scholars (Ulamah) have been assembled to deliver the lectures at the various designated centres, the Executive Secretary expressed the determination and the commitment of the State Government to ensure a hitch-free and memorable Hajj exercise for all pilgrims.
Ishola advised participants to take the lectures seriously in order to garner relevant Hajj-related knowledge and tap from the experiences of lecturers assigned.
He also added that the lectures have been packaged and recorded into Digital Video Discs (DVD) with a view to encouraging easy understanding of the lectures.
Meanwhile, the Board Secretary has also appealed to the Ulamah (Islamic Scholars) to cooperate with the coordinators and avoid any form of extortion of the intending pilgrims in all the Local Government Areas, warning that anyone caught would be reprimanded in accordance with the law.