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kebbi govt approves n3 34bn for doable pilgrims

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The Kebbi Executive says it has authorized the subsidy allocation of N3.34 billion to 3,344 doable pilgrims to this twelve months’s Hajj in Saudi Arabia  from the impart.

The approval used to be to entire the fee of additional fares of about N2 million announced by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, (NAHCON).

The resolution used to be reached at an emergency Govt Council Meeting presided over by the Deputy Gov. Alhaji Umar Abubakar- Tafida, in Birnin Kebbi on Monday.

Addressing newsmen on the stop result of the assembly, the Commissioner for Records and Custom, Alhaji Yakubu Ahmad, said the gesture used to be in furtherance of the magnanimity of Gov. Nasir Idris to uphold non secular values for societal peace and calmness.

He explained that the quantity donated to each and each pilgrim used to be designed to facilitate the entire fee of the fares ahead of the closure date.

”Out of about N2 million requested by NAHCON as additional fares, Kebbi Executive has off-impart N1 million for each and each pilgrim while the final balance need to serene be paid by particular person pilgrim to entire fee.

”Pilgrims who completed fee of the fares would also win pleasure from the N1 million magnanimity from the authorities,” the commissioner explained.

On fresh incidents of breaking into food stores by miscreants who  looted grains, Ahmad announced the constructing of a 13-member committee under the chairmanship of the Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Sources, Alhaji Shehu Mu’azu, to investigate the incident.

On his section, Mu’azu explained that most of the rice carted some distance off from the warehouse at Bayan-Kara belonged to Birnin Kebbi Native Executive as section of the palliatives distributed by the impart authorities to the 21 native authorities areas within the impart.

He said security operatives succeeded in salvaging bigger than 2,000 bags of the grains from looters and returned to safe keeping.

“The contributors of the committee  have been given five-day time body between now and Friday, to investigate the some distance off causes of the incident, name other folks or groups eager and uncover the authorities precisely to present protection to against a repeat,” the commissioner said.


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