N150b hajj fees ‘trapped’ over cancelled pilgrimage
Over N150 billion paid to service providers by Nigerians for this year’s pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia is hanging in the balance. This followed cancellation of international pilgrimage by the kingdom. Hajj exercise is expected to begin Tuesday.
Pilgrimage is a personal pursuit
Pilgrimage is now a political weapon in Nigeria. Governors and even local government chairmen now make it a grand duty of nominating lackeys to make pilgrimages.
Hajj 2019: Kano to airlift first batch 10 July
The first batch of Kano pilgrims intending to perform 2019 Hajj are scheduled to depart Nigeria for Saudi Arabia Wednesday 10th July 2019. Executive secretary, Kano state Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alhaji Mohammad Abba Danbatta revealed this Monday while briefing journalists on level of preparation for this year's exercise. Abba explained that the National Hajj Commission…