Plateau Ends Pilgrimage Sponsorship

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Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong is the latest to end the pilgrimage sponsorship for Muslims and Christians in the state.

As part of the Democracy Day celebration, Lalong also distanced his government from patronages that revolve around fasting, including celebrations such as Sallah and Christmas, among others.

In 2015, the state government sponsored more than 1,000 pilgrims to the Saudi Arabia and Israel, each of them paid about $500 each in allowance.

However, the governor promised that the hard and painful stance by government would be reviewed as the financial situation improves.

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