Just In : Governor gifts 1,000 Saudi Riyadh to each Hajj pilgrim



Just In : Governor gifts 1,000 Saudi Riyadh to each Sokoto Hajj pilgrim

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As part of measures to ease the pressure on pilgrims from Sokoto State during the ongoing Hajj operation in Saudi Arabia, the Sokoto State Governor, Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto, has approved 1,000 Saudi Riyadh to each pilgrims from the state.

The governor made this known on Tuesday while flagging off the airlift of this year’s pilgrims from the Sultan Abubakar International Airport in Sokoto.

AREWA PUNCH had reported last week how several of the prospective pilgrims from Sokoto State, during different interview sessions with our correspondent had lamented that the state government neglected them to their plight over the slumped BTA allocation and the additional travel expenses which cost was subsidised by the other state governments.

The Sokoto intending pilgrims had thus called on their state government to come to their aid, citing the sudden increase in the fare and subsequent reduction in BTA for pilgrims by NAHCON.


Meanwhile, the governor, while addressing the pilgrims before their departure at the Airport, said his administration had given the sum of 1,000 Saudi Riyadh to each of the pilgrims in order to ensure the state pilgrims experience successful Hajj operations this year.

“I have the pleasure to declare that a modest endowment of 1000 Saudi Riyals will be bestowed upon each pilgrim from our state as a gesture of support and Goron Sallah.

“This contribution is intended to aid them during the observance of the sacred Hajj rites. It is my sincere supplication that the Almighty Allah endows our pilgrims with good health and the requisite strength to fulfil the Hajj obligations with devotion.

“I extend my heartfelt wishes for a journey that is both safe and free from any undue hardship,” Aliyu Sokoto prayed.


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