Lagos State intending Pilgrims have been urged to complete their payments on or before April 30, 2018, to enable them to participate in this year’s hajj exercise.
The State Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dr. AbdulHakeem AbdulLateef made this call during a stakeholders meeting held today at the Old Secretariat Central Mosque, GRA, Ikeja.
The Commissioner, who was ably represented by the Chairman, Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Dr. Tajudeen Yusuf appealed to all intending pilgrims to make sure all payments are made by the end of April if they must participate in 2018 Hajj exercise.
He explained that the deadline is not peculiar to Lagos State alone but it is the decision of Saudi Arabia and National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) as the regulator of hajj exercise in Nigeria.
Dr. AbdulLateef, who is also the Amir-ul-Hajj for the State, advised the intending pilgrims to ensure compliance with the deadline, adding that whoever and for whatever reason was unable to complete the payment will not have the opportunity of performing the 2018 Hajj.
While advocating for peaceful co-existence among the various religious groups in Lagos, he assured that government is determined to greatly improve the State through the provision of basic infrastructural facilities.
Meanwhile, the weekend enlightenment which began on April 21st would continue in all the 18 designated local government centres – Agege, Ajeromi Ifelodun, Alimosho, Amuwo Odofin, Apapa, Badagry/Ojo, Epe, Eti Osa and Ikeja.
Others are Ifako- Ijaiye, Ikorodu, Kosofe, Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland, Mushin, Oshodi – Isolo, Somolu and Surulere.