Niger stops sponsorship of pilgrims to Hajj, Jerusalem

What took them this long?

Hajj-pilgrimsThe Niger State governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, on Monday said the state would no longer sponsor pilgrims to Jerusalem and Mecca.

The new policy is contained in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Jibrin Baba Ndace in Minna, the state capital.

The governor, according to the statement, said the present economic challenges in the country informed the decision of government to stop forthwith state sponsorship of intending Muslim pilgrims for Hajj in Saudi Arabia and Christians to Jerusalem in Israel.

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