The Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Mohammed Matawalle has charged the State’s pilgrims to pray fervently for the restoration of peace and tranquillity in all parts of Nigeria while in Saudi Arabia.
The Governor gave the directive while bidding farewell to 1,303 intending pilgrims from the state who will perform this year’s Hajj in the Holy land of Saudi Arabia.
Governor Bello Matawalle said Zamfara State needed prayers against the menace of insecurity bedevilling it.
He said bandits’ activities ravaging the state calls for divine intervention and that there was a need for the pilgrims to pray for peace to return in all parts of the state.
The Governor also charged the pilgrims to be good ambassadors of the state and respect constituted authorities of both Nigeria and the host country of Saudi Arabia while in the holy land.
Matawalle noted that his administration has provided all necessary assistance in terms of logistics and support to the intending pilgrims to perform the Hajj exercise with relative ease.
“The state government has provided brand new vehicles for the transportation of the intending pilgrims right from Gusau, the state capital to Sultan Abubakar International Airport, Sokoto,” he said.