Kebbi Pilgrims Welfare Agency secures acommodation for 4,151 intending pilgrims

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BIRNIN KEBBI – The Kebbi State Pilgrims Welfare Agency, Alhaji Abdullahi Shema, Friday said that the board had secured accommodation in Saudi Arabia for 4,151 pilgrims for the 2014 Pilgrimage.

Shema disclosed this in an interview the News Agency Nigeria (NAN) in Birnin Kebbi.

The , did not disclose the number houses, said 4,151 Pilgrims would be accommodated close to the Holy Kaaba.

He said that the accommodation and welfare committee headed by the Secretary to the , Alhaji Nuraddeen Kangiwa, assisted in securing the accommodation. “We have secured accommodation close to the Holy to assist the pilgrims in observing religious rites during the 2014 hajj without hitches”.

Shema said that 20 per cent of pilgrims could not perform the pilgrimage last year and had not collected the balance of their deposits would be considered before this year.

He called intending Pilgrims to be good ambassadors of the state and to exhibit a high level of while in Saudi Arabia. (NAN)