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El-Rufai Sends N20m Gift To 5,710 Kaduna Pilgrims In Saudi

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Members of Saudi civil defense try to rescue pilgrims following a crush caused by large numbers of people pushing at Mina, outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca in this handout picture published on Twitter account of the Directorate of the Saudi Civil Defense September 24, 2015. The death toll from the crush of pilgrims on Thursday during the annual Muslim haj in Saudi Arabia has risen to 220, the Saudi civil defence said.REUTERS/Directorate of the Saudi Civil Defense/Handout via ReutersATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. IT IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO SALES.

Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has sent the sum of N20million as Eid-el-Kabir Sallah gift to the 5,710 Kaduna State Pilgrims in Saudi Arabia.

Each of the 5,710 pilgrim who came for the 2015 Hajj exercise under Kaduna State got 50 Saudi Riyals, which is equivalent to N3,500 in the Sallah largesse.

The State Amirul Hajj and Emir of Birnin Gwari, Alhaji Zubairu Jibril Maigwari II presented the Governor’s widow’s might to pilgrims in Mina, Saudi Arabia.

According to the Amirul Hajj, the Governor felicitates with the pilgrims for successful completion of the hajj rituals and wish them acceptable Hajj.

“The Governor has asked me to greet you happy Sallah and congratulate you for successful completion of the hajj exercise. He also prayed that Almighty Allah will accept your hajj,” the Emir said.

He however urged the pilgrims to desist from spreading rumour concerning the casualties of the last Thursday’s stampede at Mina and wait for concern authorities to confirm the casualties and get across to the families of the victims.



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