Hajj 2024: Gov Bala donates $100 to each intending pilgrim, to enjoy additional 300 riyals in Saudi

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All 2,682 intending Muslim pilgrims from Bauchi State who are to be flown to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the 2024 pilgrimage have been gifted the sum of $100 each by the State Governor, Senator Bala Abduladir Mohammed.

The governor made the announcement of the donation while addressing the pilgrims during a farewell meeting held at the Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar Hajj Camp on Thursday.

Bala Mohammed also used the occasion to flag off the airlift of the 2,682 Muslim pilgrims to Saudi Arabia, urging them to be worthy ambassadors of the state while in the Holy Land.

The governor bid farewell to the pilgrims, urging them to pray for him, his government, the state, and Nigeria for peace, harmony, and tranquillity to reign supreme.

He also assured that the government has made all necessary arrangements for the state pilgrim contingent to Saudi Arabia to be led by the Amirul-Hajj, the Emir of Dass, Alhaji Usman Bilyaminu Othman, supported by members of his team, preachers, guides, and medical personnel, among others, for a successful hajj.

Bala Mohammed added that the government has made adequate arrangements in Saudi Arabia to make the pilgrims perform their religious obligations without any hindrance.

He reminded the pilgrims to be grateful to Allah for having given them the opportunity to be among the pilgrims and prayed for it to be done in good health and that the pilgrims would be airlifted from Bauchi to the holy land.

The governor also announced a subsequent additional sum of 300 riyals in the Holy Land. This is a vision to alleviate the financial constraints associated with the new Saudi Arabian financial regulations.

In a speech, the State Amirul-Hajj, Emir of Dass, Alhaji Usman Bilyaminu Othman, commended the governor for his confidence in him and his committee while reassuring the state of the successful Hajj exercise.

The state inaugural flight was expected tomorrow, with over 500 intending pilgrims from Misau, Ningi, Jama’are, and Ganjuwa, as well as officials, lined up to lead the way.


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