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Sunday, 28 February 2016

Lagos state stops sponsorship of pilgrims to Jerusalem and Mecca.

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Lagos State Government, on Saturday announced that s would no longer sponsor pilgrims to Mecca and Jerusalem.

The government said the Economic crisis caused by the fall in price of oil necessitated the decision as the state will now have to  invest more on infrastructural development and capacity building .
The state’s Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dr Abdulhakeem Abdullateef made this disclosure while addressing  Muslims in Ikeja.
Abdullateef said due to the prevailing  economic downturn it difficult to continue  financing Hajj rites performed by an individual. 

At least a million is required to sponsor one person to Hajj.  

It is better to invest such an amount in the public schools or hospitals for the benefit of Lagos residents and Nigerians at large.
Individuals intending to visit Saudi Arabia for Hajj and Umrah as well going to Jerusalem should be prepared to bear the economic implications involved, as the state government is resolute about cutting wastages.”

Source: Today.com

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