Due to a lack of tents in Saudi Arabia, several Nigerian pilgrims have been left stranded.
This occurrence occurs on the eve of Day of Arafat, the second day of the Hajj pilgrimage, when Muslim pilgrims are expected to go from Mina to a neighboring plain and hillside known as Mount Arafat to carry out various Hajj ceremonies.
Mount Arafat is a granodiorite hill situated in the Arafat Plain, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) southeast of Mecca.
Recall that some pilgrims from Osun state earlier today (Monday) protested the reportedly subpar food provided by the State Pilgrims Welfare Board.
The pilgrims were heard griping about the food they were given in a Monday viral video that went viral.
It was seen that the pilgrims were throwing away food deliveries.
One of the pilgrims seen in the video could be heard saying, “We are rejecting food given to us. We are at the door of Osun Amirul Hajj.
“We are rejecting the food given to us. The food is poor. We can’t continue to eat such after paying a huge amount for this pilgrimage,” he added.
Reacting to the development, the board’s administrative secretary, Bolaji Sanni, in a statement on Sunday, admitted that the chapter lacked adequate native Yoruba delicacies in the service provider’s food menu.
But, the board has assured the necessity for its inclusion in subsequent meals. Sanni said, “At the meeting were the state government officials, some representatives of the pilgrims, as well as the head of the catering team for the service provider.”