By Alhaji M.B. Jalloh, Press Attaché, Saudi Arabia :
Sierra Leonean students from Madinah and Riyadh have arrived in the
Holy City of Mecca to help their pilgrims from Sierra Leone.
Mohamed Sahid Badamasi is the Secretary General of the Sierra Leone
Students Union at the Islamic University of Madina and on arrival he
explained how prepared they are to serve the pilgrims in different
“We look at it as a duty, a holy one. We can’t describe our happiness
every time a pilgrim thanks us after we serve him/her. We like it and
always enjoy doing it.”
Zackariah Musa Barry is the Vice Chairman of the student body at Imam
Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University in Riyadh. He also said on
arrival that they feel honored to be given the golden opportunity by
their embassy to serve their pilgrims, describing it as a humanitarian
“We feel proud when we see a pilgrim raising his/her hands in the air
and praying for us as a way of thanking us for help rendered to them.
To us, it’s better than giving us money.
These youngsters and other nationals resident in the Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia have proved their dedication and sincerity in serving pilgrims
over the years.