By: Ben Ukeji
Pilgrims from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), performing the 2023 Muslim Pilgrimage to the holy land, Saudi Arabia, have completed the Hajj rituals.
A statement from the Director, Information and Communication, FCT, Muhammad Hazat Sule, who is also a member of the FCT Ministerial Task Team, stated that the Chairman of the Ministerial Task Team to the 2023 Hajj Operations, Mallam Bashir Muhammad, commended members of the FCT contingent for their orderly conduct, understanding, and cooperation.
The statement further quoted the Chairman as expressing his satisfaction with the conduct of the FCT contingent, especially their fervent prayers for peace, development, and also for the new leadership of the country.
Muhammad noted the challenges faced during the spiritual exercise and said he is excited that all the FCT pilgrims have returned to their base in Makkah where they are expected to continue to pray for the unity, peace, and development of Nigeria.
It acknowledged the relentless support of the FCT Administration under the pragmatic leadership of the Permanent Secretary, Mr. Olusade Adesola, who he described as an exceptional leader.
The Chairman lauded the zeal and commitment exhibited by Adesola; stressing that his fatherly disposition has gone a long way to make the job easier.
It disclosed that the Ministerial Task Team has met in Makkah, Saudi Arabia as a postmortem to appraise the performance of the FCT contingent, which they said met all expectations.