Governor Akinwunmi Ambode inaugurates an adhoc committee for the 2015 Hajj operation
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday inaugurated an adhoc committee for the 2015 Hajj operation. The 12 member committee has former Special Adviser on Political and Legislative Power Bureau, Mr. AbdulLateef AbdulHakeem as Chairman.
Other members of the committee include Mr. Danmole AbdulHameed Ademola, Dr. Paramole Abdul Kabir, Alhaja Gawat Fatimat Folashade, Alhaja Latifat Adewale Omolara, Alhaja Risikat Ogunbunmi, Alhaji Monzor Olowosago, Alhaji Abdul Ganiyu Opeloyeru, Dr Sopeyin AbdulGaniyu Oluremi, Alhaji Jinadu Lawal, Dr. Lateef Adetona and Dr. Nasirudeen Onibon.
Speaking at the occasion, Ambode assured of his administration’s readiness to improve the welfare of pilgrims from the state on spiritual exercise to the holy land. “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. “The spiritual orientation shall also be held at the state level before the 18th of August”, the Governor said.
Ambode also reiterated his administration’s resolve to ensure peaceful and harmonious co-existence among Lagosians just as he promised to strengthen the institutions and agencies saddled with coordinating religious affairs.
“As part of this administration’s resolve to ensure a peaceful and harmonious religious co-existence among all Lagosians, we shall strengthen the institutions and agencies saddled with the responsibilities of coordinating religious affairs”, he said.
He said since Hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam is held tenaciously by Muslims, the exercise should be handled with all seriousness that it requires, hence the need to appoint the Amirul Hajj and interim committee to coordinate the activities of the Hajj exercise.