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  • Updated: June 18, 2024

Niger: Governor Bago visits state pilgrims in Mecca, donates cash

Niger: Governor Bago visits state pilgrims in Mecca, donates

Niger Governor, Mohammed Umar Bago has paid a visit to the state pilgrims performing Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

During the visit, the governor donates 200 Saudi Riyals to each of the state pilgrims as an Eid-el-Kabir Sallah package.

Bologi Ibrahim, the Governor's Chief Press Secretary in a statement on Tuesday said the governor interacted with the pilgrims at Muna, the city of Tents in Mecca.

Ibrahim explained that the governor's visit was to "interact with them, show love, concern and to inquire about their well-being in the Holy Land."

While appreciating them for their tenacity and devotion to Allah, Governor Bago assured the pilgrims of the State Government's commitment to their welfare.

The statement partly reads: "He stressed that the donation was his personal gesture, to ensure that the people effectively perform their religious obligation without hitch.

"The farmer Governor expressed gratitude to the pilgrims for their tenacity, and devotion to Allah while on pilgrimage. He assured them of the State government's commitment to their well-being during and after the pilgrimage.

"The pilgrims who were overwhelmed with joy expressed their delights to the Governor for the gesture and prayed for the success of his administration.

"Farmer Governor Umaru Bago was accompanied by his Deputy, Comrade Yakubu Garba, the Emir of Kagara and Niger State Amirul Hajj, Alh. Ahmed Garba Gunna II, Member representing Bida/Gbako/Katcha Federal Constituency, Saidu Musa Abdullahi, Executive Secretary of the Pilgrims Welfare Board, Sheikh Muhammad Awwal Aliyu and the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Hajiya Binta Mamman among others."


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