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The Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has called for stronger collaboration with Radio Lagos/Eko FM to strengthen the existing relationship between the two agencies.

The Executive Secretary, Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Mr. Rahman Ishola, led some Management Staff of the Board on a courtesy visit to the new General Manager of the radio station, Mr. Jide Lawal.

Ishola said: “The relationship between the two organisations had greatly assisted the Board in achieving success while carrying out its statutory responsibilities for five consecutive years. During the period, the Board won merit awards from the Federal Government over its improved performance during Hajj exercises”.

Noting that the COVID-19 pandemic had hindered the performance of Hajj by Nigerian and other foreign pilgrims for the past two years, Ishola envisaged that from all indications and the positive signals emanating from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, especially on the performance of Umrah (Lesser Hajj) and other Hajj related activities, the 2022 Hajj exercise will hold.

He, therefore, sought the support of the General Manager for public enlightenment, advocacy and adequate publicity for the Board’s activities before and during the Hajj exercise, while he also appreciated the immediate past General Manager, Mrs. Ayo Sotonwa for her support while in office.

In his response, the General Manager, Mr. Jide Lawal, expressed appreciation to the Board’s management for finding time to rejoice with him over his appointment, saying words are not enough to express how elated he was over the visit.

“I also pledge my maximum cooperation and promise to continue from where my predecessor stopped and even improve on the barter arrangements so that the Board, and by extension the State Government, will continue to excel in the area of providing quality Hajj service delivery to intending pilgrims”, he said.

A special prayer was offered by the Board’s Deputy Head of Operations, Imam Soliu Olohungbebe for the GM to succeed in his assignment. 

While urging Lawal to ensure that justice and equity prevail in his dealings with members of staff, Olohungbebe also appealed to the staff to extend maximum cooperation, commitment and absolute loyalty to their new boss, so that the anticipated success could be actualised.

On the Board Secretary’s entourage were HoD Operations, Mr. Kamal Zubair; HoD, Administration & Human Resource, Mrs. Ganiyat Ojomu; HoD Accounts, Mrs. Yesirat Adewale and HoU, Public Affairs, Mr. Taofeek Lawal, amongst others.

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