By Adams Akorede
As millions perform Arafat and Jamrat (throwing of stones to the devil) this morning (Saturday), a lawmaker representing Ibadan North federal constituency, Hon. Musiliudeen Olaide Akinremi has prayed for the success of all Nigerians in Saudi Arabia as the year 2019 hajj exercise reached its peak.
Akinremi popularly called Jagaban in a special press statement to commemorate this year’s Arafat, particularly wished the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila the best of supplication at Mount Arafat.
Akinremi, the Vice Chairman, House Committee on Science and Technology, said Mr. Speaker is showing in action and indeed that he is truly a religiously pious personality who will be guided by the dictates of Almighty Allah in discharging his assignment as the number four citizen of the most populous black nation on earth.
According to him, “that Mr. Speaker has joined millions to perform this year’s Hajj exercise is a confirmation that our leader is a rare breed who will be ready to embrace all religious creed, irrespective of tribe and racial inclination.
“With voice and heart, I wish Mr. Speaker the best of dua (prayer) as he supplicates to Allah for the greater good of majority of Nigerians and the success of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration,” Akinremi prayed.
In the same vein, the lawmaker congratulated Muslims in Ibadan North performing the hajj and urged them to pray for the growth and overall development of the constituency.
Said he, “I am also using this medium to congratulate our Muslim brothers and sisters from my constituency, Ibadan North on this year’s hajj exercise.
“And I thank Allah for bestowing me with the grace to continue sponsorship of pilgrims for the seventh year running. I want to ensure that apart from the 17 who recently performed Umrah and the current 11 hajj pilgrims presently in Saudi Arabia, I will do more to ensure that scores of others, wiling to perform hajj in their lifetime, achieve same.
“All I ask for, is their continuous prayers, cooperation and understanding to succeed in the task at hand. I will never take them for granted. Safe return to all the pilgrims in Saudi Arabia. Hajj Mabrur,” Akinremi Jagaban added.