Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Over 1,000 Lagos Pilgrims Protest Accommodation Problem

Members of the Lagos State pilgrims to this year's have staged a protest over lack of proper accommodation arrangement in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

At least  one thousand pilgrims who arrived Al Musfalah Hotel one of the two hotels for Lagos pilgrims who arrived in Mecca from Medinah in the early hours of Wednesday (2.40am) were left un-catered for as they were left to raom and sleep in the hotel lobby.

Some of the pilgrims who expressed their displeasure also condemned the activities of some of the state officials who abandoned them without any care.

They also accused the commissioner for Home Affairs and culture, Oyinlomo Danmole and others officials who came into Mecca on Monday for not coming to their aide.

One of the pilgrims who said he had been sleeping in the hotel's lobby for the past two days said he would no longer tolerate the disparity some of the officials are perpetrating in getting some other people accommodation.

Meanwhile it took the intervention of the state chairman of the pilgrims welfare board, Abdulhakeem Abdullateef to douse the tension and promised to address the situation.

You will recall that Lagos State had successfully airlifted 3,855 pilgrims to the Holy Land. 

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