BREAKING: Jigawa approves N2.2 billion loan to secure 500 hajj seat allocation

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Press Release

The Jigawa State Government has approved the sum Two Billion two Hundred and Fifty Million (N2,250,000, 000) Naira loan to Jigawa State Pilgrims Welfare Board to paid for 500 Hajj seat allocations of the state for the 2024 hajj

The approval was given during the State Executive Council meeting presided by His Excellency Malam Umar A Namadi FCA on Thursday 28th December, 2023.

The memo for the approval of the loan was presented to the council meeting by the Secretary to the State Government Alhaji Bala Ibrahim Mamsa requesting the release of the amount to Jigawa State Pilgrims Welfare Board.

In his response the Executive Secretary of the board Alhaji Ahmad Umar Labbo has expressed his gratitude to the state governor Mallam Umar Namadi FCA for the approved loan to enable the board to secure the seats before deadline set by the National Hajji Commission deadline for the registration of pilgrims for the 2024 hajj