By Rasheed, Saudi Arabia & Jake Clifford, Nigeria
Fourty Two Pilgrims From Cross River State joined other Nogeria pilgrims in Saudi Arabia for the 2019 Hajj exercise, are already in Arafat from Muna about 30 kilometers from the holy city of Mecca early this morning in preparation for Mount Arafat Supplications.
Prayers for Governor Ben Ayade and his family , Cross River State and Nigeria as well as peaceful coexistence in Nigeria will dominate the intention of many pilgrims in their preparation for mount Arafat which is the scene where Prophet Mohammed’s last sermon was delivered 14 centuries ago.
In a statement signed by the Chairman of the Cross River State Pilgrim Welfare Board, Hassan Tanimu and Secretary, Abdulahi Orok said;
“We are hale and healthy with our medical personnels attending to those with minimum medical attentions until this morning.
“Due to the way we have conducted ourselves , the contigent from Cross River State has already been given commendation by the organisers of the Hajj Tour in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia ‘The Muazaza’ for our peaceful conduct of the state affairs despite our late arrival from Nigeria to the holy Land.
“Today is the D Day and the Board is pleased to announce the arrival of our contigents to the Mount Arafat with full of Energy and strenght and ready to render our supplications to the Almighty Allah who spared our lives to be part the 2019 hajj feast.
“Also on top of our Agenda is the special prayers for Our Digital Governor, His Excellency, Senator Profeasor Ben Ayade for His Unflicthing Support and Undiluted love and care for Humanity, particularly the Muslims Ummah in Cross River State.
“As a Congregation, His Excellency Special Prayers Started from the holy Mosaque in Ka’aba On Thursday, Muna on Friday and will be climaxed with the climbing of Mount Arafat On Saturday to show our Deep Appreciation.
“We aslo extend out Special Prayers to all the good people of Cross River State for their support given to our Governor in the last four years and some Months .
“We wish you Happy Eid-El- Kabir On Sunday Insha Allah.Barka De Sallah” the statement stated.
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