Sokoto sponsors 90 Alfas with N91m to pray for Buhari in Mecca

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 5:38 pm | News | 3 Comment(s)

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State

The Sokoto State Commissioner for Religious Affairs, Alhaji Mani Katami, on Tuesday said the state government was sponsoring a 90-man contingent of Islamic clerics to Saudi Arabia with N91 million.

Katami made the disclosure in Sokoto, while addressing clerics travelling to the Holy Land to perform the lesser Hajj.

The commissioner said that each of the benefiting clerics was entitled to a Basic Travelling Allowance (BTA) of N250, 000.

He urged the clerics to pray for the healing of President Muhammadu Buhari.

”This is to enable him to come back to Nigeria to continue with the good work he is doing for the country.

”The clerics are also going to pray for sustainable peace, unity and socio-economic prosperity of Nigeria,” Katami said.

The commissioner advised the clerics not to engage in any act capable of tarnishing the image of the country while in the Holy Land.

Sheikh Maidamma Shagari, who spoke on behalf of the clerics, lauded the state government for the gesture.



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  • People of sokoto are facing serious starvation, no good road, No clean Water, No any good single completed project from your administration for the past 2 years , retired civil servants, you haven't paid more than 70% their benefits, you are wasting our money with flight ticket going from one place to another for your selfish and unnecessary journey that doesn't make any single impact on people of sokoto. We are already praying for our president...... You that wish PMB to die so that you become VP .......Return our money back

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  • This is capital nonsense...... So prayer doesn't answer here in Nigeria, it's in mecca that prayer answer? This act of Tambuwal calls for questioning......

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  • Mr. Tambuwal I believe PMB, would appreciate your gesture but not with the state money...why not from you Pocket money,or you want to tell us that you dont have such amount of money? This is high service my governor

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