Hajj 2024: Buni pays N179m BTA to 1,332 Yobe pilgrims 

The Yobe state Pilgrims Commission said it has paid N179.8m subsidy approved by Governor Mai Mala Buni to 1,332 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for this year’s Hajj.

The chairman of the commission, Alhaji Mai Aliyu, stated this while briefing the governor on the update on the airlift of the pilgrims.

He said every pilgrim received the sum of N135, 000 Basic Travelling Allowance (BTA) subsidies as approved by the governor.

Alhaji Aliyu said all the 1332 pilgrims and officials of the commission have been airlifted to Saudi Arabia.

He said: “They landed in Medina the second holy city to perform religious obligations and visitations in Medina, and have now proceeded to Makkah, except for the very few still in Medina.”

The chairman stated that the commission secured hotel accommodation of trek able distance to the Holy Mosques in Maddina and Makkah, to encourage the pilgrims concentrate on the religious obligations.

He added that all the pilgrims are in good condition and praying for the governor, and government of Yobe state,  peace and prosperity of the state and Nigeria.

While speaking, Governor Buni commended the commission and airliners for ensuring successful airlift of the Pilgrims in good time.

Buni called on the commission to always consider the welfare of the pilgrims: “The commission is there to serve the pilgrims, you should execute your duties and responsibilities to serve the pilgrims better.”