By Khadija Saidu
Wife of the Kebbi state governor, Hajiya Zainab Nasare Nasir Idris has enjoined intending pilgrims to offer prayers for the state and Nigeria while in the Holy Land.
The governor’s wife gave the advice while addressing the intending pilgrims preparatory to their maiden departure to Saudi Arabia.
She maintained that the prayers of the pilgrims were needed to overcome the series of challenges confronting the state and the country as a whole.
Hajiya Nasare also said the enlightenment programs and seminars conducted for the pilgrims were meant to shape their attitude and thinking, so as to understand the importance and basics of the holy pilgrimage.
She revealed that the government had made adequate provisions for accommodation, feeding arrangements, logistics, medical support, and other aids that would make the holy pilgrimage a success.
The governor’s wife also enjoined the pilgrims to be conscious of their belongings and advised them to be careful while engaging in monetary exchange during their stay in Saudi Arabia.
She urged the pilgrims to abide by all rules and regulations put in place either by the Nigerian authority or that of Saudi Arabia.
Khadijat Saidu is the Press Secretary, Office of the First Lady, Kebbi state.