Pilgrimage: Yahaya Bello emerges Hajj governor of the year

Pilgrimage: Yahaya Bello emerges Hajj governor of the year

A civil society organisation, Independent Hajj Reporters, will on Thursday, April 18, in Abuja, honour Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state as the 2018 Hajj Governor of the year.

Legit.ng gathered that the organization monitors and reports hajj/umrah activities in Nigeria.

A statement jointly signed by its national coordinator, Ibrahim Muhammed and the planning committee organizing secretary, Mallam Garba Muhammad said the event is meant to show appreciation to those who contributed to the tremendous achievements recorded in hajj exercise in the past few years.

The organisation also said that it has earlier constituted a screening committee to collate performance of state Muslim pilgrims welfare boards with emphasis on the responses of state governors to hajj and hajj-related memos to requests made by their respective states Muslim pilgrims welfare boards before, during and after 2018 hajj exercise.

It said the outcome of the screening committee shows that Governor Bello has accorded top priority to hajj issues as he always attends to hajj matter speedily.

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According to the statement, the Nigerian Hajj and Umrah Excellence Awards was launched in 2017, with the maiden edition also recording a public presentation of hajj reporter’s website, a ground-breaker in delivering hajj-related contents.

Meanwhile, Governor Bello on Monday, April 1, called on Nigerians to show compassion and care for their fellow humans, especially those battling with health challenges and other problems.

Bello made the call in Lokoja when he received some political leaders from Ofu local government area of the state who paid him a thank-you visit for his financial supports towards saving the life of a former majority leader of the state assembly, Yakubu Yunusa.

The governor said he has over the years spent hundreds of millions of naira on saving lives of people, not only in the state, but in other parts of the country.

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