2024 Hajj: Gov Buni pays N179m BTA subsidy to 1,332 Yobe pilgrims

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The Yobe state Pilgrims Commission said it has paid N179.8m subsidy approved by Governor Mai Mala  Buni to 1,332 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for this year’s Hajj.

The Chairman of the Commission, Alh. Mai Aliyu, stated this while briefing the governor with the update on the airlift of the Pilgrims.

He said every pilgrim received the sum of N135,000 Basic Travelling Allowance subsidy as approved by the governor.

According to the chairman, all the 1332 pilgrims and officials of the commission have been airlifted to Saudi Arabia.

“They landed in Medina the second holy city to perform religious obligations and visitations in Medina, and have now proceeded to Makkah, except for the very few still in Medina” Aliyu said.

The Chairman explained that the commission secured hotel accommodation of trekkable distance to the holy mosques in Medina and Makkah, to encourage the pilgrims concentrate on the religious obligations.

He said all the Pilgrims are in good condition and praying for the governor, and government of Yobe state, peace and prosperity of Yobe state and Nigeria.

On his part, Governor Buni commended the commission and airliners for ensuring successful airlift of the Pilgrims in good time.

He called on the commission to always consider the welfare of the Pilgrims: “The commission is there to serve the Pilgrims, you should execute your duties and responsibilities to serve the Pilgrims better”.

The governor also called on the Pilgrims to conduct themselves peacefully to perform the Hajj in accordance with the tradition of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

Buni prayed Allah “to accept this religious obligation, the individual and collective prayers of our Pilgrims, and their safe return home.”

Signed by

Suleiman alh aabo information officer Yobe State Pilgrim’s Commission

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