The Katsina State Government has donated N147.9 million to 4,930 pilgrims as a gift to mark the Eid-el-Kabir celebration during the 2017 hajj.
Mannir Yakubu, the Amirul-Hajj and leader of the state government delegation to Saudi Arabia, disclosed this on Saturday while addressing the pilgrims.
He said that each pilgrim would be given SRA 300.
Mannir, who is also the state Deputy Governor, said that the gesture was to recognize the pilgrims’ good behavior in the Holy land.
He further urged the pilgrims to keep up the good efforts of positively portraying the image of the state and the country in the Holy land.
‘’We appreciate the good behavior exhibited by our pilgrims in the Holy land, in fact, the Saudi Arabia authority has named Nigerians as the most law abiding pilgrims during this year’s hajj, which is a welcome development,’’ he said.
He also urged the pilgrims to continue to pray to Allah to grant Nigeria peace, unity and development.
Mannir also prayed for their safe return home.