President Julius Maada Bio has called on Pilgrims to serve as Agents of Peace and Unity in order to promote national cohesion in the country within their different communities.

President Bio made this call on the 28th July, 2023 when he joined dozens of pilgrims for their first Jummah Prayers after they successfully performed this year’s Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

He further went on to admonish the pilgrims to preach peace and unity and avoid hate speeches that had the tendency of dividing the country. He maintained that, he was pleased to receive his people on behalf of the government and people of Sierra Leone, adding that it was a blessing for them to join the pilgrims to observe their first Jummah prayers.

He thanked the Vice President for supervising the taskforce and for ensuring a successful pilgrimage.