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2024 Hajj: Gov. Yusuf inaugurates first flight of Kano pilgrims

By Uzair Adam

Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf on Monday inaugurated the first flight of Kano State intending pilgrims for this year’s Hajj exercise.

SolaceBase reports that the flight took off precisely at 11:41 am, with a total number of 578 on board Max Air aircraft B747 and 20 crew members, heading to King Abdul-Aziz International Airport in Jeddah

Gov. Yusuf urged the pilgrims to be good ambassadors of the state and Nigeria in the holy land and to pray for the state and the nation in general.

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On his part,  the Director General of the Kano State Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alhaji Lamin Rabi’u Danbappa said that the intending pilgrims in the flight are from four local governments in the state.

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According to him, Gwale Local Government has 175 pilgrims (92 males and 83 females), Dala Local Government has 119 pilgrims (62 males and 57 females), Ungogo Local Government has 106 pilgrims (67 males and 39 females), and Fagge Local Government has 135 pilgrims (68 males and 67 females, Center Fourty five has 5 males pilgrims.

Also, there are also 9 government officials overseeing the activities of the pilgrims.

He expressed his appreciation to Governor for the welfare of the pilgrims, including the subsidized Hajj fare of 500,000 naira each, a top-up of Basic Travelling Allowance totaling over 367 million naira, and an additional 100 Saudi Riyals given to all pilgrims.

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