By; SAMSON YAKI, Lafia
As the first Batch of Nasarawa State contingents of the Muslim Pilgrims to the Holy Land took off on Tuesday, Nasarawa State Government has charged the Intending pilgrims to avoid any act capable of tarnishing the good image of the state and the country at large.
Governor Tanko Almakura gave the warning during the 2018 farewell ceremony for the state intending pilgrims in Lafia.
The governor who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Mr. Silas Ali Agara said the state government has made adequate arrangements for accommodation and other facilities that would improve the well-being of pilgrims while in the holy land.
Almakura reiterated the need for pilgrims to pray for leaders at all levels and the successful conduct of the 2019 general elections
He commended the management of the Board for the building of a new structure and called on other government agencies to emulate.
Earlier the Secretary of the Board, Mallam Abubakar Hassan Nalaraba said Nasarawa State was allocated about 1,158 hajj Seats for 2018 but only about 650 pilgrims paid.
Nalaraba thanked the state government for the support accorded to the board during every hajj preparation.
The first flight is scheduled to take off with over 400 pilgrims.