By Abdullahi Faruk Birnin Kebbi
Wives of Gov. Idris Nasir of Kebbi, Hajiya Zainab Nasir and Hajiya Nafisa Nasir have enjoined intending pilgrims to offer prayers for the state and Nigeria while in the holy Land.
The governor’s wives gave the advice while addressing the intending pilgrims preparatory to their maiden departure to Saudi Arabia in Birnin Kebbi
They maintained that the prayers of the pilgrims was needed to overcome the series of challenges confronting the state and the country as a whole.
In her remarks, Hajiya Zainab said the series of lectures, enlightenment programmes and seminars conducted for the pilgrims were meant to shape their attitude and thinking so that they would understand the importance and basics of the holy pilgrimage.
She revealed that the government had made adequate provision for accommodation, feeding arrangement, logistics, medical supports and other aids that would make the holy pilgrimage a success.
On her part, Hajiya Nafisa, 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 and that of Saudi Arabia.
“You should make sure that you allow the lessons learnt from the various enlightenment programmes and lectures to affect your attitude positively while offering prayers for Kebbi and Nigeria as a whole,” she added.