Ogun Assures League Of Imams, Alfas Of Successful 2020 Hajj - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Friday, March 6, 2020

Ogun Assures League Of Imams, Alfas Of Successful 2020 Hajj

Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji
ABEOKUTA - Muslim Communities in Egba and Yewa Divisions of the State have been assured of the State government's readiness to put in place, necessary facilities towards a hitch-free 2020 Hajj exercise.

The Adhoc Chairman, Ogun State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board (OGSMPWB), Imam Miftaudeen Majekodunmi, gave the assurance during a sensitisation visit to the residence of the Chief Imam of Egbaland, Imam Sheikh Liadi Orunsolu in Abeokuta, urging them to use their network and influence to reach out to Muslims on the commencement of registration and payment of Hajj fare deposits for year 2020.

Majekodunmi, said the rumoured cancellation of Hajj operation this year, should be disregarded, saying the recent ban on Umrah exercise by the Saudi Authority, was only a matter of precaution.

"Saudi Arabia authority is on top of the situation, as measures are being taken to contain and prevent the spread of coronavirus. To this end, they have established screening facilities at all entering points into Saudi Arabia. The ban therefore, is only for a short while. We are also assuring you that your adequate welfare will be taking care of by the special grace of Almighty Allah", he said.

In his contribution, the Executive Secretary of the Board, Alhaji Babatunde Salaudeen, assured that year 2020 Hajj would be better in terms of provision of adequate welfare, urging all Imams and Alfas in the State to enlighten the public on the State government’s readiness to ensure a successful Hajj operation.

"We want to leverage on the network and goodwill of league of Imams and Alfas across the State, to reach out to all Muslim Faithful and intending pilgrims on the ongoing Hajj registration and also assure them of a hitch-free Hajj exercise, as all hands are on deck", he said.

The President, League of Imams and Alfas in Ogun State, who is also the Chief Imam of Egbaland, Imam Sheikh Liadi Orunsolu, in his remark, enjoined management of the Board to be upright and honest in their dealings with pilgrims.

Meanwhile, the Igbogila Muslim Community, Yewa North Local Government Area of the State, led by the President, League of Imams and Alfas, Yewa Zone, Sheikh Imam Sikirullahi Babalola, represented by his vice, Usman Fassasi, expressed their readiness to support Governor Abiodun, promising to disseminate the message of Hajj exercise to all and sundry.

He appreciated government for the support given during 2019 hajj exercise, calling for Hajj fare review and thorough screening, in order to encourage more participation by devoted Muslims.

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