2nd August. 2018
By Yunusa Abdullahi & Zaliha Hammanjoda Fari
Governor Muhammad Umar Jibrilla urged Muslims Intending Pilgrims to be good Ambassadors of the State while performing their spiritual duties in the Holy Land .
The Governor made the appeal while addressing One Thousand Six Hundred and Sixty - Five intending pilgrims for the state at the temporary Hajj Camp before their departure to Saudi Arabia. He appealed to the pilgrims to be Law abiding at the Holy Land and to pray for the Adamawa State and the Nigeria as well as for peaceful coexistence in the country.
The Governor also announced the donation of Two Hundred Saudi Riyadh to each of the pilgrims as part of his contribution .
In their Goodwill messages, The Lamido Fombina His Royal Highness Dr.Muhammadu Barkindo Aliyu Mustafa who was represented by the Galadima Adamawa Alhaji Mustapha Aminu, the Amirul Hajj Alhaji Dahiru Bobbo who was also represented by Alhaji Nuhu Wakili Ba Wandu and the Chairman of the Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board Alhaji Ibrahim Bilal have called on the pilgrims to always follow by the tenants of the Holy Book and Laws of the Saudi Arabian government as well as to be of good moral behaviours and to Shun any act that would tarnish the Image of Adamawa State and Nigerian Government.
The Adamawa State Amirul Hajj also thanked Governor Muhammad Umar Jibrilla for finding members of the state Government delegation worthy to serve as leaders of the state contingents in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, and warned the pilgrims to disassociate themselves from unnecessary gathering as against the Laws of Saudi Arabia.
Earlier in his remarks, the Executive Secretary of Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Engineer Umar Abdul Rahman Bobboi announced that Adamawa State has about One Thousand, Six Hundred and Sixty - Five seats for 2018 Hajj and called on the pilgrims to abide by the laid down rules and regulations of Saudi Government while in the Holy Land.
The Executive Secretary of the Board also explained that the Saudi Arabian Government has introduced Bio - Metric Data capture to all performing Nigerian Pilgrims for the 2018 Hajj exercise.