Deputy gov ap­pointed Amirul Hajj

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Habibu Umar Aminu, Katsina

The Katsina State Govern­ment has ap­pointed Deputy Gov­er­nor Man­nir Yakubu as the Amirul Hajj to the 2017 pil­grim­age.

A state­ment by the deputy gov­er­nor’s me­dia aide, Ibrahim Musa Kal­lah, yes­ter­day said the amirul hajj had called on pil­grims from the state to be good am­bas­sadors of Nige­ria.

Ad­dress­ing pil­grims dur­ing the air­lift of the fifth batch from the state, Man­nir Yakubu said the 2017 hajj pil­grims would ben­e­fit from ac­com­mo­da­tion, trans­port and feed­ing ar­range­ment pro­vided by the state govern­ment in Saudi Ara­bia.

He said the Gov­er­nor Aminu Bello Masari ad­min­is­tra­tion had spon­sored 237 of­fi­cials to as­sist 4,375 pil­grims for a suc­cess­ful hajj.

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