Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has assured the people of Oyo State that the situation in the State will improve in the next six months. The Governor made this statement at the farewelll ceremony for Muslim pilgrims at Hajj camp, Olodo, Ibadan. Governor Ajimobi added that he appreciates the perseverance of the people of the state amidst current economic challenges, and he expressed optimism that the financial difficulties presently experienced will soon cease. “Oyo State will continue to progress. The financial difficulties that we are facing now due to the economic crunch will soon be over because all of us are bound to make sure that things improve.
“I believe that in the next six months, things will change. And I thank the workers for coming back to work and everybody for supporting our government,” he said.
In his message to the 1,358 pilgrims from Oyo State, Ajimobi urged the pilgrims to serve God in their character and faithfully abide by the tenets of Islam, pointing out that the Hajj exercise was to serve God and God alone.
He prayed for journey mercies for the pilgrims.
Chairman, Oyo Pilgrims’ Welfare Board, Muslim Wing, Alhaji Taofeek Akewugbagold enjoined the pilgrims to be prepared for a rigorous Hajj exercise, saying “Hajj is not just for people to go to Saudi Arabia to buy silver or gold teeth and return to Nigeria.”