During the Farewell Ceremony of Intending Pilgrims to the 2017 Hajj Pilgrimage held at the Babafunke Ajasin Hall Of The Ministry Of Women Affairs, Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu urged the intending pilgrims to remember to pray for Ondo State, The Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, President Mohammadu Buhari and Nigeria as a whole.

The Deputy Governor, Arakunrin Alfred Agboola Ajayi, who represented the Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, while reading the Governor’s address said the intending pilgrims must run away from illicit activities that can put the state into disrepute. Saying that, the government has made provisions for a successful pilgrimage.

The Chairman of the state Muslim Welfare Board, Alhaji Khaleel Fawehinmi in his address delivered earlier, reminded the intending pilgrims that the performance of hajj should not be at the expense of the obligatory family responsibilities. He said religion was a personal issue, it’s a way of life. But, the ultimate is the kindness in our hearts, the love and interpersonal relationship with our fellow beings, our neighbours and most importantly our goodwill towards humanity.

Alhaji Khaleel Fawehinmi thanked the state government for its continue supports for the welfare of the Muslims in the state.

Chief Imam of Owo and Chairman Ondo State League of Imams and Alfas, Sheik Ahmad Aladesawe, who also spoke during the ceremony warned the intending pilgrims to be law abiding and endeavour to adhere strictly to the regulations of Saudi Arabia government.

About 301 intending pilgrims in Ondo State will join other Muslims across Nigeria to Mecca to perform the 2017 Hajj.