The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has approved the appointment of the Onojie of Ewu, in Esan Central Local Government Area, His Royal Highness, Razak Yusufu Ojeifo III, as the state’s Amir-Hajj for the 2019 Muslim Pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.
In a letter addressed to Ojeifo III and signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie Esq., the state government said, “His Excellency, Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki, has approved your appointment as the Amir-Hajj for the 2019 Muslim
Pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.”
As Amir-Hajj, Ojeifo III will lead Muslim pilgrims from Edo State to the annual Hajj, the greater Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, one of the Five Pillars of Islam, which all Muslims are expected to make at least once during their lifetime if they can afford to do so.
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