The statement by Hajia Mohammad read: “With total submission to the will of Allah. The death of Abdulrahaman Umar Mai Gona occurred today (Thursday) in Saudi after a brief illness.
“He was newly appointed board member of Gombe State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board by Governor Muhammadu Yahaya of Gombe State and also a lecturer in the Department of Islamic Studies, Gombe State University.”
The 48-year-old renowned Muslim scholar was a close associate of the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami.
Maigona is the third pilgrim that has died during the 2022 Hajj.
Hajiya Aisha Ahmed from Keffi in Nasarawa state died on June 29, after a brief illness and was buried in Makka, while Hajiya Hasiya Aminu from Zaria, Kaduna State died on Arafat Day on July 8 shortly after returning to her tent from Arafat.
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