Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has sent the sum of N20 million as Eid-el-Kabir gift to the 5,710 Kaduna State Pilgrims in Saudi Arabia.
Each of the 5,710 pilgrims from Kaduna State who travelled to Saudi Arabia for the 2015 Hajj exercise got 50 Saudi Riyals (N3,500) in the Sallah largesse.
The State Amirul Hajj and Emir of Birnin Gwari, Alhaji Zubairu Jibril Maigwari II presented the Governor’s gift to pilgrims in Mina, Saudi Arabia.
“The Governor has asked me to greet you happy Sallah and congratulate you for successful completion of the hajj exercise. He also prayed that Almighty Allah will accept your hajj,” the Emir said.
However, he urged the pilgrims to desist from spreading rumours concerning the casualties of last Thursday’s stampede at Mina where more than 700 people died. He urged them to wait for authorities to confirm the casualties and get across to the families of the victims.