The governor stated this during a farewell ceremony for the 301 intending pilgrims, held at the Babafunke Ajasin Auditorium, Akure, the state capital.
Represented by his deputy, Mr. Agboola Ajayi, the governor asked the pilgrims to also pray for the peaceful coexistence of Nigeria.
Akeredolu advised the pilgrims to conform with the rules and regulations of the pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia and shun all acts that could bring their names and reputation of the state into disrepute.
He advised, “You must resist the temptation of carrying hard drugs or prohibited goods to the Holy Land. The attributes of honesty and discipline which are enshrined in the Holy Quran must be conspicuously displayed in your performance of hajj.
“In fulfillment of our electoral promises, this administration has initiated efforts for the continued general wellbeing and betterment of all religion faithful in the state.