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  • Updated: June 19, 2024

Hajj: Jigawa pilgrim returns lost purse containing hard currencies

Hajj: Jigawa pilgrim returns lost purse containing hard curr

In a commendable act of honesty, Abba Saadu Limawa, a pilgrim from Jigawa State, returned a purse he found at the Masjid Nabawi (Prophet's Mosque) in Madina during the recently concluded 2024 Hajj.

The purse, discovered Wednesday night, contained $800 (approximately N1,185,000), 690 Saudi Riyal, and some Russian currency.

Limawa, hailing from Limawa village in the Dutse Local Government Area of Jigawa State, handed over the purse to the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON.

The return of the purse was formally reported by NAHCON in Makkah. During a post-Arafat meeting organized by the Commission, Limawa presented the purse to NAHCON Chairman and CEO, Malam Jalal Ahmad Arabi.

This gesture was celebrated as an exemplary act of integrity and adherence to the values promoted during the Hajj pilgrimage.

NAHCON praised Limawa’s action, highlighting it as a testament to the high moral standards expected of pilgrims.

According to the Director-General of Jigawa State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Ahmad Umar Labo, Limawa displayed the purse at the mosque for about two days while in Madina before the Hajj but no one claimed its ownership.

This, Labo said, made the pilgrim contact him (DG) and he in turn notified NAHCON of the development, culminating in the presentation at the post Arafat meeting.

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