- President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with all the 2019 Nigerian pilgrims over the successful completion of their Hajj rites and the Eid-el-Kabeer celebrations.
Buhari also condoled with families, government, pilgrims and Hajj officials over the death of some pilgrims in this year’s exercise.
We recall that the Lagos State Amirul Hajj, Dr. AbdulLateef AbdulHakeem, on Sunday confirmed the death of a pilgrim from the state, who slumped and died early on Sunday.
The deceased, identified as Alhaja Folashade Lawal, from Oshodi Local Government Area of Lagos State, died while heading to Jumarat to perform one of the Islamic rites, throwing pebbles at 3.
The Chairman, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, (NAHCON), Alhaji Abdullahi Muhammad, said this, as he represented the President at the occasion in Muna on Monday.
The President called on the pilgrims to intensify prayers for Nigeria to overcome all its socio-economic, political and security challenges.