Bauchi Pilgrims to Enjoy Free ‘masa’ (rice cake) in Makkah
Bauchi State Governor Tuesday said pilgrims from the state will be provided with free masa in Saudi Arabia during 2019 hajj.
The governor said that the state government had also provided accommodation, transports and security at the Games Village Camp for their welfare.
Mohammed also announced that the state government had contracted a woman, who specialised in baking ‘masa’ (rice cake) to provide the product to them while in Mecca.
He advised them to obey all rules and regulations guiding the performance of the rite while in the country and the Holy Land.
The Acting Executive Secretary, Bauchi State Muslims Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alhaji Alkassim Shall, had earlier, said that 1,985 of them would be performing the 2019 Hajj.
Shall said that 1,977 of them were ordinary pilgrims while eight were also officials that would guide the others.
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