Governor Bello Matawalle has sponsored (97) prominent Islamic Scholars in Zamfara for a lesser Hajj exercise to the holy land.
According to the statement by the Spokesperson of the state Deputy Governor Babangida Umar Zurmi said, the objective of sponsoring the state Ulama for the lesser Hajj exercise was to pray for the return of sustainable peace.
Zurmi said, the strategy was aimed at using Ulama to pray for peace as a way of ending the lingering socio-economic crises rocking the state.
Zurmi reported that, the state Deputy Governor, Sen. Hassan. Muhammad Nasiha bid farewell to the Ulama at a reception organized for them at the state government house, Gusau on Tuesday.
He said, he urged them to take advantage of the holy land and pray deep for the return of sustainable peace in the state.
“Senator Hassan Muhammad on behalf of Government and good people of Zamfara State wished the contingents a hitch free Lesser Hajj and safe return after the exercise”.