NewsHajj 2024: Gov. Yusuf Gifts Kano Pilgrims 100 Saudi Riyals Each

Hajj 2024: Gov. Yusuf Gifts Kano Pilgrims 100 Saudi Riyals Each

June 17, (THEWILL) – Kano State Governor, Abba Yusuf, has gifted 100 Saudi Riyals to each of the 3,121 pilgrims from the State as a Sallah gesture.

Ibrahim Garba Shuaibu, the Head of Media Team for Kano State Pilgrims, and the Deputy Governor’s Spokesperson, disclosed this in a statement circulated to newsmen in Kano on Monday.

Garba said the gift was announced by the Deputy Governor of the state, who is also the State Amirul Hajj, Comrade Aminu Abdussalam Gwarzo, during his visit to the Kano Pilgrims’ Camp at Mina in Saudi Arabia.


According to Garba, the Governor’s generosity didn’t stop there, as each pilgrim had earlier received N500,000 to complete their Hajj 2024 payment and an additional N150,000 to supplement their pocket money, totalling $500.

He revealed that in another display of generosity, Alhaji Mijinyawa, CEO of Sahad Stores, had also gifted 50 Saudi Riyals to each Kano pilgrim as a Sallah gift.

The Deputy Governor, according to Garba, urged the pilgrims to offer prayers for themselves, their loved ones and the progress and development of Kano State and Nigeria.

In a related development, the spokesperson said the Deputy Governor also visited the Mina tents of pilgrims from the 44 local government areas of Kano State.

He was accompanied by the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Hon. Yusuf Jibril Falgore, Members of the State House of Assembly, Head of Service, Abdullahi Musa; Chairman of the Pilgrims Board, Alhaji Yusuf Lawal; Director General of the Pilgrim’s Board, Alhaji Lamin Rabiu Danbappa; and the Deputy Commandant General of Hisbah Women Wing, Dr. Khadija Sulaiman, among others, Garba added.

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Abdullahi Yusuf, THEWILL
Abdullahi Yusuf is a seasoned journalist, communicator and was previously the Deputy Editor-In-Chief and Zonal Manager, News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, Jos, where he retired on December 15, 2021

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