The Hajj rite which is one of the largest religious gatherings in the world has returned to full capacity this year for the first time after the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic three years ago.
The pilgrims, including over 95,000 Nigerians, are expected to spend the whole of Monday in provided tents in Mina.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Deputy Director, Information and Publications, Mousa Ubandawaki
Gbajabiamila made the plea in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, on Friday.
The pilgrims would be in Muna for three days to under go series of hajj rites culminating in Arafat on August 10.
The call was sequel to a motion by Rep. Balarabe Salame (Sokoto-APC) at plenary in Abuja
It added that they should use the occasion to promote peaceful co-existence and pray for the prosperity, unity and development of the nation in accordance with the injunctions of Prophet Mohammed to his followers
A News Agency of Nigeria correspondent reports that at least 77,000 Nigerians are taking part in the exercise, which is the peak of the hajj
Ahead of Monday closure of Saudi Arabia boarders for pilgrims, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Sunday said that it has successfully completed airlifting of all Nigeria pilgrims.
Labaran Dundaye, the Chairman of the delegation’s Publicity Committee, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in a telephone interview