By Ahmed Ahmed
Governor, Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed of Bauchi state has urged intending pilgrims to behave as good ambassadors of the state and the country in the holy Land of Saudi Arabia.
Mohammed made this call in his farewell address to the first batch of 508 pilgrims at the newly constructed Hajj Camp on Tuesday in Bauchi
The Gov. reiterated his administration’s commitment in providing citizens with dividends of democracy adding that promoting peace and unity in the state is his top priority.
Mohammed while commending the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), clerics and stakeholders, said the State Government will work together with them to ensure success of the 2022 Hajj.
He called on the 1,363 intending pilgrims from Bauchi State to pray for the state and Nigeria as whole adding that all internal and external preparations to ease the hardships have been made.
He explained that first batch of 530 intending pilgrims would be airlifted this Tuesday night and the second batch would be airlifted subsequently by Max Air .
In his remarks, the Executive Secretary, Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Imam Abdurrahmam Ibrahim Idris applauded Governor Bala for his efforts to support the board at all levels
He also called on the intending pilgrims to reciprocate the gesture by praying for the governor and his administration.
Responding, the State Amirul Hajj and Emir of Katagum, Alhaji Umar Farouq commended Governor Bala for the construction of the modern Hajj Camp and assured him of support their commitment for the success of the exercise.
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