Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board Holds Stakeholders Meeting

The Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Board will on Thursday, 21st March, 2016 hold a stakeholders meeting to clarify issues concerning the 2016 Hajj operations.
A statement from the Office of the Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dr. AbdulHakeem AbdulLateef, said the meeting would deliberate on various issues, including reason for the increment in this year’s Hajj fare and clarify other erroneous beliefs or rumours relating to the coming Hajj operations.
The Statement urged all intending pilgrims planning to travel with the state contingent to ensure that they attend the meeting in order to get clarification on issues of concern.
It appealed to intending pilgrims not to be deterred by the recent increment in Hajj fare, adding that the present administration is working tirelessly to provide them all necessary items and comfort to ensure that they get value for their money.
In the same vein, the Commissioner has declared that the State Government has not stopped the sale of Y2016 Hajj forms as being rumoured.
The Commissioner, who disclosed this recently in his Office, said the decision to leave the sales of forms open is not unconnected with the sharp practices of some individuals whose primary objective is to exploit pilgrims by misinforming the general public that the sales of forms for this year Hajj has closed.
He reiterated the determination of the State Government to curb all forms of fraudulent practices and ensure that Lagosians do not fall victim of dubious individuals.


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