Don’t flout Saudi laws, Lagos tells pilgrims

The Lagos state government has cautioned its pilgrims against flouting laws in Saudi Arabia.

Deputy Governor Dr. Kadri Hamzat urged them to be good ambassadors and shun any act capable of portraying the state and country in a bad light.

The 1,562 pilgrims and officials will embark on the pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.

The first flight will leave tomorrow with 462 pilgrims.

Speaking at a seminar/prayer for the pilgrims at LTV Blue-Roof, Agidingbi, Hamzat admonished them to comport themselves in good manners, represent the country very well, and focus on the spiritual exercise they are going for.

“You are ambassadors of Lagos State and Nigeria. When you get to the Holy Land, let them see that you are of good conduct and display understanding of the religion. You should not fight but focus on the spiritual benefits you stand to gain from the pilgrimage,” he said.

He further enjoined them to pray for the peace and progress of the country, saying that it is only in a peaceful atmosphere that there can be development and growth.



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