Sun. Jul 21st, 2024

Sallah Gift:Kano Doles Out N65m to Over 6000 Pilgrims


Comfort Ibrahim, Kano

The Kano State Governor, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf has donated the sum of N65 million to 6,166 Pilgrims from the State, who performed the 2023 Hajj in the Holy land of Saudi Arabia as ‘Sallah gift’.

The Director General of Kano State Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alhaji Laminu Rabiu Danbappa disclosed this on Monday during the post Arafat meeting with officials at Makka, saying, each pilgrim would be given SRA 50.

Chairman, Kano State Media Team for 2023 Hajj, Sanusi Bature Dawakin, in a statement quotes the Director General as saying that the gesture was in recognition of the pilgrims’ good behavior in the Holy land.

While urging the pilgrims to keep up the good efforts of positively portraying the image of the state and the country in the Holy land, he tasked them to spend the governor’s gift and their Basic Travelling Allowances (BTAs) judiciously, and avoid reckless spending that might hinder their return journey to Nigeria after the exercise.

He said “ the Pilgrims will return in batches the same way they came to the holy land on first come first serve basis; and would be issued with 32kg bag to Kano State pilgrims along with Sallah gifts donated by the Governor.

Danbabba urged the pilgrims to exercise patience and  pray fervently for Nigeria and Kano State in particular for peace and tranquility also prayed to Allah to accept their Hajj and return them home safely.

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