10th August, 2017
By Yunusa Abdullahi.
Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla urged Muslims Pilgrims to be of good ambassadors of Adamawa state while performing spiritual duties in the Holy Land .
The Governor made the appeal while addressing Two Thousand Six Hundred and Twenty intending pilgrims at the Jimeta Old GRA temporary Hajj Camp before their departure to Saudi Arabia.
Governor Muhammed Jibrilla also appealed the pilgrims to be Law abiding at the Holy Land while performing their spiritual duties, and called on the pilgrims to pray for the state and the country and President Muhammadu Buhari for his speedy recovery.
In their goodwill messages, The Lamido Adamawa His Royal Highness Dr Muhammadu Barkindo Aliyu Mustafa, Honourable speaker of the state House of Assembly Kabiru Mijinyawa who is also the Amirul Hajj ,the Chief of Staff government house Alhaji AbdurRahman Abba Jimeta and other spiritual leaders have called on the pilgrims to always follow the tenent of the Holy book and to abide by the constituted authorities of Saudi Arabia and to be of good and moral behaviour as well as to shun any act that would tanish the image of Adamawa state and Nigerian government.
The Amirul-Hajj, Hon. Kabiru Mijinyawa thanked Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla for finding members of the state government delegation worthy to serve as leaders of the state contingents in Saudi Arabia, and warned the intending pilgrims to disassociates themselves from unnecessary gatherings as against the Saudi Arabian Laws.
Earlier in his address of welcome ,the Executive Secretary of state Muslim Pilgrim Welfare Board Engr Umar AbdurRahman Bobboi announced that Adamawa state has been allocated Two Thousand Six Hundred and Twenty seats for 2017 Hajj and called on the pilgrims to abide by the laid down rules and regulations of Saudi Arabian government while in the Holy Land.