Katsina State Governor, Malam Dikko Umaru Radda, has donated N278 million to the State Pilgrims in Saudi Arabia.
Amirul Hajj of the State and former Speaker of the Katsina State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Tasiu Musa Maigari Zango, disclosed this in Makkah on Sunday evening, during his tour to the
A statement by Ibrahim Kaula Mohammed, the Chief Press Secretary, CPS, to Governor Radda, quoted Maigari Zango as saying that the Katsina Chief Executive directed him to convey his Sallah greetings, while also congratulating the pilgrims on the successful completion of their Hajj exercise.
According to the Katsina State Amirul Haj, Mall. Dikko Radda urged the pilgrims to pray for the end of insecurity in the State.
The former Speaker later announced the donation of 300 riyals by the Governor, which is equivalent to N60,000 each as feeding allowance to the pilgrims.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Executive Secretary of the Katsina State Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alhaji Sulieman Nuhu Kuki, expressed satisfaction with the ‘responsible and decent conduct’ of the State pilgrims during the annual exercise.
Among the entourage of the Amirul Hajj are former Deputy Governors of the State, Alhaji Abdullahi Garba Faskari and Alhaji Abdullahi Garba Aminci.
Others are the Magajin Garin Katsina, Alh. Aminu Abdulmumin Kabir Usman; Board Chairman of the Katsina State Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alhaji Badaru Bello Karofi; and some Islamic clerics from the State.
Signed: lbrahim Kaula Muhammad CPS to Katsina Governor.
July 2nd, 2023.