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  • Updated: April 02, 2024

2024 Hajj: Idris announces subsidy for intending pilgrims in Kebbi

2024 Hajj: Idris announces subsidy for intending pilgrims in

The Governor of Kebbi State, Nasir Idris has announced a N1 million subsidy for each of the 3,344 intending pilgrims in the state for the 2024 Hajj exercise.

The State Commissioner for Information and Culture, Yakubu Ahmed Birnin Kebbi made the announcement on behalf of the governor on Monday.

He said the gesture was in reaction to recent hike in the 2024 Hajj fares by N1.9 million announced by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).

He said: "So, N1 miillion will be paid for each of the intending pilgrims immediately.

"All the intending pilgrims who had earlier completed the payment of their Hajj fares will also be given N1million ."

allnews.ng recalls that the governor had recently approved the installation of facilities at the Sir Yahaya International Airport, Birnin Kebbi to ensure intending pilgrims takeoff from the state.

On another development, the governor has constituted a 13-member committee to investigate the vandalization and looting of private stores by hoodlums over the weekend in the state.

Condemning the incident, the governor said: "The State Government frowns at such nasty acts as they are not in the character of the people of the State."

As contained in a statement by Yahaya Sarki, the governor's spokesperson, the committee is saddled with the responsibility "to unravel the remote and immediate causes of the obnoxious act, identify persons involved as well as recommend ways to prevent its recurrence."

Speaking on the incident, the State Commissioner of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Alhaji Shehu Muazu revealed that the looted stores belonged to the Dangote Foundation and not the state government.

He explained that government had since successfully completed the distribution of its palliatives across the state.

 

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