- Femi Gbajabiamila expressed sadness over the death of some Nigerian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia
- The speaker of the House of Representatives prayed Almighty Allah to grant them mercy in their graves and give their families the fortitude to bear the losses
- Gbajabiamila also urged Nigerian pilgrims to maintain the course of orderliness and cooperation with their respective officials
The speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, mourns the death of some Nigerian pilgrims to the 2019 Hajj exercise.
Gbajabiamila, who is a guest of the King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, prayed Almighty Allah to grant them mercy in their graves and give their families the fortitude to bear the losses, Daily Trust reports.
The speaker, in an interview with journalists, implored the Nigerian contingents to the 2019 pilgrimage to pray for the peace and unity of Nigeria.
He thanked the Kingdom for giving concession which enabled late entrants into the holy land and the accommodation that afforded the Nigerian population opportunity within the precinct of Mina.
Gbajabiamila, who lauded the pilgrims for their orderly conduct so far, said Nigeria could only achieve meaningful progress with their prayers for peace and unity of the country.
The speaker urged the pilgrims to maintain the course of orderliness and cooperation with their respective officials.
Legit.ng previously reported that the number of Nigerian pilgrims for the 2019 Hajj pilgrimage who died in Saudi Arabia had risen to nine.
This was revealed by Dr Ibrahim Kana, chairman of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) medical team, on Monday, August 12.
The number increased following the collapse of a female pilgrim from Lagos state, Alhaja Folashade Lawal from Oshodi local government area.
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