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Abba Yusuf Gifts 100 Saudi Riyals Each To Over 3,000 Kano Pilgrims

The Governor of Kano State, Abba Kabir Yusuf, has donated 100 Saudi Riyals to each of the 3,121 pilgrims from Kano State as a Sallah gift.

The Deputy Governor, who is the State Amirul Hajj, Aminu Gwarzo, announced the gesture during his visit to the Kano Pilgrims’ Camp at Mina in Saudi Arabia.

The head of the media team for Kano State Pilgrims and also the Deputy Governor’s spokesperson, Ibrahim Shuaibu, disclosed this in a statement circulated to newsmen in Kano on Monday.

According to him, the governor’s generosity didn’t stop there, noting that each pilgrim had previously received N500,000 to complete their Hajj 2024 fare payment and an additional N150,000 to supplement their pocket money, totalling 500 US dollars.

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

The deputy governor encouraged pilgrims to offer earnest prayers for themselves, their loved ones, and the progress and development of Kano State and Nigeria at large.

In a relative development, according to Shuaibu, the deputy governor also visited all the 44 local government areas’ tents in Mina.

He was accompanied by the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Yusuf 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 Danbappa and Deputy Commandant General of Hisbah Board, Women Wing, Dr. Khadija Sulaiman among others.

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