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Kwara Pilgrims Board partners NDLEA, others to curb drug trafficking



Kwara Pilgrims Board partners NDLEA, others to curb drug trafficking


Ilorin, April 28, 2019 The Kwara Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board is to collaborate with the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and other stakeholders to check drug trafficking, especially among the 2019 intending Pilgrims from the state.

Alhaji Mohammed Tunde-Jimoh, the Executive Secretary of the Board, made the disclosure on Sunday in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria as part of the enlightenment programmes for the states 2019 intending Pilgrims to Saudi Arabia.

According to Tunde-Jimoh, the Board has created a synergy with NDLEA, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Contro (NAFDAC) the Nigerian Immigration, Nigerian Customs Service and other stakeholders to curb drug trafficking to the holy land.

He said the Saudi Arabian authority would not spare any pilgrims who indulged in such unholy act while in the holy land.

He advised the intending pilgrims from the state to be good ambassadors of Nigeria by shunning all negative tendencies that could spoil the image of the country.

“The board is collaborating with relevant government agencies to ensure that intending pilgrims from the state to 2019 Hajj do not travel with prohibited items,” the executive secretary said.

He explained that during series of enlightenment programmes before the transportation of pilgrims to Saudi Arabia, all intending pilgrims, particularly the first timers, will be enlightened on the implications of any negative utterance or action they may take while in the holy land.

Tunde-Jimoh also urged all intending pilgrims to ensure that they conducted themselves peacefully in accordance with the rules and regulations guiding their stay in Saudi Arabia.

News Agency of Nigeria NNN reports that the enlightenment programme was attended by intending Pilgrims from across the 16 Local Government Areas of the state.