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Airlift of 3,723 Sokoto pilgrims commences, each receive 1000 Saudi riyals for sallah celebration

 

By Suleiman Adamu, Sokoto

Each of the 3,723 intending pilgrims from Sokoto state has been splashed 1,000 Saudi Riyal each as sallah gift by Governor Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto.

The gesture is coming handy as airlift of the state contingent to the holy land of Makkah for the 2024 Hajj exercise was inaugurated with the first batch leaving via the Sultan Abubakar III international airport , Sokoto.

The governor announced on Tuesday evening at the formal commissioning of the Senator Aliyu Wamakko Hajj Terminal which coincided with the take off of the first batch of the state’s intending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for 2024 Hajj operation.

While bidding them farewell, governor Aliyu Sokoto advised them to be good ambassadors of the state and Nigeria at large.

He also called on them to pray for the country and its leaders and to abide by their laws.

On the new terminal, the Governor said the sum of N720 million was spent on the project.

In his remarks, the Minister of Aviation, Fetus Keyamo, thanked the Sokoto state government for completing the project which was owned by the federal government.

Also speaking, the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar advised the pilgrims to listen to the preachers attached to them for guidance while at the holy land.

He also advised them to pray for the success of our leaders.

The monarch assured Governor Aliyu that, they would continue to support his government with workable advices and fervent prayers to succeed in delivering his mandate to the people of the state.

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