The Lagos State Government has refuted rumours going round in some social media that the State Government has given rebate to indigenes of the state for the year 2014 hajj.
Speaking on the development, Commissioner for Home Affairs and Culture , Oyinlomo Danmole described the rumour as baseless, unfounded and untrue. The commissioner made the remarks while swearing in chairmen of Sub-Committees for the year 2014 hajj operation.
He noted that individuals chosen to head the various sub-committees are men of proven integrity who had distinguished themselves in their various fields of endeavour.
Those sworn in by the Commissioner are Dr. Nosir Olajide Onibon (Chairman, Publicity Committee), Dr.Tajudeen Bolaji Akerele (Chairman, Medical Committee), Hon. Abdul Lateef Abdul Hakeem (Chairman, Orientation Committee), Engr. Olatokunbo Fashola (Chairman Passport & Visa Committee), Alh. Shakiru Gafar (Chairman, Medina, Muna & Arafat Committee) and Alh. Ibrahim Odunewu (Chairman, Security Committee).
Others include Alh. Rilwan Akinjagula (Chairman, Airport & Luggage Committee), Alh. Ahmab Abdulahi Jebe (Chairman, Transport Committee), Justice Kazeem Olanrewaju Alogba (Chairman, Tribunal Committee), Alhaji Soji Bada (Chairman, Accommodatin Committee) and Alhaja Inham Adebanjo (Chairman, Women Affairs & Feeding Committee).
Meanwhile the Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board will commence the medical screening exercise for intending pilgrims to the year 2014 Hajj on Wednesday 4th June, 2014.
According to a statement by the Executive Secretary of the Board, Sanusi Kamal Adewale, the screening exercise will be on local government bases, adding that intending pilgrims should come to the Lagos State Secretariat Mosque from Monday 2nd of June, 2014 to check for their names and the days they are slated to do their screening.