Pilgrimage: Gov approves N521.4m for BTA, rams  for sacrifice

Borno state Governor, Babagana , bhas approved the release of N521.4m for the payment of the differential balance recorded in pilgrims Basic Travel Allowance (BTA) and purchase of sa

Senator Kaka-Shehu Lawan, Chairman of the state Amirul Hajj Committee, made this known on Wednesday in Maiduguri while briefing newsmen. 

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He said the measure was to ensure that Borno pilgrims were properly mobilised to perform the Hajj exercise with ease.

According to him, the sum of N261m was for the purchase of sacrificial animals, while N260.4m was for the BTA differential.

“For the BTA, each gets $500,” he said. 

While reiterating the commitment of the state Government to the welfare of pilgrims, he urged the pilgrims to pray for leaders, more peace and prosperity of the state and nation in general.

He said all pilgrims from the state were hale and hearty and ready to commence the Hajj rituals starting on Friday.

Author: Maureen Ikpeama

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