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Hajj: Gov. Zulum approves N521.4 million for Borno pilgrims, sacrificial animals

Mr Lawan said the measure was to ensure that Borno pilgrims were properly mobilised to perform the Hajj exercise with ease.

• June 12, 2024
Governor of Borno state, Babagana Zulum
Governor of Borno state, Babagana Zulum

Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has approved the release of N521.4m for the purchase of sacrificial rams and payment of the differential balance recorded in pilgrims’ basic travel allowance (BTA).

Sen. Kaka-Shehu Lawan, chairman of the state Amirul Hajj Committee, made this known on Wednesday in Maiduguri while briefing journalists.

Mr Lawan said the measure was to ensure that Borno pilgrims were properly mobilised to perform the Hajj exercise with ease.

According to him, the sum of N261m was for the purchase of sacrificial animals, while 260.4 million was for the BTA differential.

“For the BTA, each gets 500 dollars,” he said.

While reiterating the commitment of the state government to the welfare of pilgrims, he urged the pilgrims to pray for leaders, more peace and prosperity of the state and nation in general.

According to him, the initial arrangement was for each pilgrim to receive 415 dollars instead of 500 dollars, adding that providing the balance was a big relief to many pilgrims in the holy land.

He thanked the governor for his support to the committee towards ensuring a smooth exercise.

He said that all pilgrims from the state were hale and hearty and ready to commence the Hajj rituals starting on Friday.

(NAN)

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