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Hajj 2019: Ganduje distributes N5000 per Kano pilgrim



Hajj 2019

Mukhtar Yahya Usman

Kano state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has sent a gift of N5,000  each to the 3,170 Kano citizens who have performed Hajj in Saudi Arabia.

Muhammad Abba Danbatta, Executive Secretary of the Kano State Pilgrims Welfare Board announced this Wednesday evening in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Mr Danbatta told the pilgrims that they will receive the cash gift from their various center officers.

He explained that the gift was a token from the governor in expectation of prayers from the pilgrims.

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Mr Danbatta also cautioned the pilgrims against boarding planes with banned items.

KANO TODAY reports that the pilgrims are awaiting their return journey to Nigeria having completed the Hajj rituals.

The Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam and is compulsory on each Muslim that has the means to perform once in a lifetime.