Y2016 Hajj: LASG Commences Sensitisation Programme On Saturday

As part of outlined plans for a successful Y2016 Hajj exercise, the Lagos State Government, through the State Pilgrims Welfare Board, has concluded arrangement to commence sensitization and enlightenment programmes for intending Hajj pilgrims on Saturday, 16th April, 2016.
Mr. Muftau Okoya, Executive Secretary of the Board, stated this in his office while speaking on the latest development in regards to the Y2016 Hajj, adding that part of the programmes include a lecture which is scheduled to come up on Saturdays and Sundays between 2p.m. and 5p.m. till middle of July.
He explained that the enlightenment programmes are designed to teach the pilgrims basic tenet of Islam, expectations and rights of Hajj, right attitude and conventional practices during the Y2016 Hajj operation.
According to him, the programmes have been structured to take place simultaneously in 18 Local Government Areas, divided into three Zones. Each Zone comprises of Six LGAs with three Zonal Supervisors, 18 Coordinators and 18 Assistant Coordinators.
He enjoined all appointed staff to be diligent and efficient in the discharge of their assigned duties and responsibilities, adding that their duties are limited to on ground activities.
While urging intending pilgrims to seek for more details at the Public Affairs Unit of the Board at the Old Secretariat, Ikeja, Okoya disclosed that the Board can also accommodate intending pilgrims for Y2016 Ramadan Umrah.
Meanwhile, the Board will commence the disbursement of the N50million refund to 3,047 pilgrims of the Y2015 Hajj from Monday, 18th April, 2016 by 10 am at its office, 22/23 Oba Akinjobi Way, Old Secretariat, Ikeja.


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