Gov. Adeleke Lays Foundation of 3000 Capacity Hajj Camp in Osun

The Executive governor of Osun state, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has laid the foundation of the Osun state Muslims PilgirmsHajj Camp in Osogbo, the Osun state capital.

Sahel Standard had reported that the governor on Sunday, during a Ramadan lecture has made promised to the Muslim community in the state to provide a conducive Hajj camp for Muslim pilgrims.

The Hajj camp foundation laying on Monday which held at the back of the Government Secretariat had the company of his deputy, Prince Kola Adewusi, President of Osun Muslim Community, Alhaji Mustapha Olawuyi, Chief Imam of Osogbo, Sheikh Musa Animashaun, Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun, Timi of Ede, and Oba Munirudeen Lawal among other Muslim leaders in the state.

While speaking at the event the governor stated that “Why will it be only Osun state that does not have a camp for pilgrims. I pronounced it yesterday and we are here today to the glory of Allah laying the foundation.

“Since we have laid the foundation, work starts immediately, so that they will be happy anytime they are going to Hajj, they will gather here to relax before they embark and after the journey. I will assist the pilgrims amidst the high cost of things.”

In an interview with commissioner for Home Affairs, Honorable Aderibigbe Rasheed, analyzed the benefits the Hajj camp will bring to Osun state, while stating that It is only osun state that doesn’t have a Hajj camp.

“Today governor of Osun state has deem it fit to give us a befitting Hajj camp.

“Alot of benefit will be derived from this, whenever we want to embark on Hajj operations we need to bring all the intending people together and hide them somewhere to stay before transit to Lagos to board the plane.

“As of now in Osun state, we don’t have such. At times we use this mosque which is not the ideal place. We need an ideal place for our intending people to stay before moving to Lagos to embark on their journey to Saudi Arabia.The capacity of the building is 3000”, the Commissioner added.

The President of Osun state Muslim community Alhaji Mustapha Olawuyi, while speaking with our correspondent commended the state Governor for listening to their yearnings among all past Governors

“Since the inception of this state, we’ve been working with the government to ensure we have this facility, but we thank God for the tenure of Ademola Adeleke. It is now a reality.

“It’s not just a fund when you have such program and you’re trying to take over 2000 or 3000 out of this state for a program, and they’ll need somewhere to calm them, to educate them, to make them have sense of belonging, so that when they’re going,they can go en mass together and come back together.

“It’s a very good program that we’ve been processing and fighting for, for a very long time.

“Governor has done well by making it a reality today, we still want to do more by equipping the place after finishing the building.

“Very soon everyone will know the impact of this project, we thank him so much”, he noted.

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