Nigerians react as Kano state governor, Abba Yusuf, offers N500k subsidy to intending pilgrims from Kano

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2024 Hajj: Nigerians react as Kano state governor, Abba Yusuf, offers N500k subsidy to intending pilgrims from Kano

Nigerians have taken to social media to react to the decision by the Kano state governor, Abba Yusuf, to subsidize the air fare to intending pilgrims from the state to perform Hajj in Saudi Arabia.

 

In a post shared on his handle this afternoon March 27, Governor Yusuf stated that 

”Following the sudden increase of N1.9 million Hajj fare increase by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, I have approved a subsidy of N500,000 each for intending pilgrims from Kano embarking on the 2024 pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.

 

With this, intending pilgrims who have registered and paid the initial total deposit of N4.7million and N4. 5 million with the State Pilgrims Board will now deposit N1.4 million out of the N1. 9 million increase. ‘’

2024 Hajj: Nigerians react as Kano state governor, Abba Yusuf, offers N500k subsidy to intending pilgrims from Kano

 

While his actions have been commended, some other Nigeria believe that this isn’t the time for the governor to allocate taxpayers money for such. They argue that the state is bedeviled by hunger and poverty and that the money can be channeled to better use.

 

See the different reactions below…

 

2024 Hajj: Nigerians react as Kano state governor, Abba Yusuf, offers N500k subsidy to intending pilgrims from Kano
2024 Hajj: Nigerians react as Kano state governor, Abba Yusuf, offers N500k subsidy to intending pilgrims from Kano
2024 Hajj: Nigerians react as Kano state governor, Abba Yusuf, offers N500k subsidy to intending pilgrims from Kano
2024 Hajj: Nigerians react as Kano state governor, Abba Yusuf, offers N500k subsidy to intending pilgrims from Kano

 



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