Lagos State pilgrims, who are performing this years hajj have arrived their base in Makkah, Saudi Arabia after a five-day hajj rites in Muna, Mount Arafat and Musdhalifah.
In the early hours of Wednesday, the pilgrims threw the last set of 21 pebbles at the Al-Jamarat, which signified the conclusion of necessary hajj rites.
While in Muna, the State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board conducted a special prayer to thank Allah for a successful pilgrimage.
Speaking on the ocassion, the State Commissioner for Youths and Social Development, Mrs Usamot Akinbile-Yusuf commended the peaceful conduct and orderliness of the pilgrims.
“I am impressed with the conduct of our people and I salute the Amirul Hajj, Dr. AbdulHakeem AbdulLateef for a job well done.
“The success of this year’s pilgrimage could have been impossible without the support of Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode for providing necessary logistics for the board to organise the best adjudged hajj service to the pilgrims,” she said.
Also commending state Amirul Hajj, the Chairman Lagos Assembly Committee on Home Affairs, Mr Olayiwola Olawale-Omititi pointed out that the pilgrims appreciated the food arrangements, health care services, free transport and a comfortable accommodation given to the pilgrims.
“The comfort of the pilgrims in the holy land has been the joy of the state government saying that government would not relent on its oars at providing adequate care for the people,” the lawmaker said.