The government of Katsina state is planning to establish a Hajj institute in the state.
The plan was discussed when the state’s Chief Judge, who is the Amirul Hajj, Musa Danladi Abubakar led a special delegation to pay a courtesy visit on the Nigerian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Yahaya Lawal, in Makka, last Wednesday.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by spokesperson of the State Pilgrims Welfare Board, Badaru Bello Karofi.
According to him, the meeting discussed the possibility of establishing the institute, to be sited in Alqalam University.
He said the measure is aimed at imparting the knowledge of the holy exercise to the citizenry.
He added that the meeting also discussed ways to facilitate more admission slots in University of Madinah for indigenes of Katsina state.
The meeting, according to Karofi, also expressed appreciation to the ambassador, who is an indigene of the state, on how he is “up and doing” in strengthening bilateral relationship between Nigeria and the Kingdom of Saudi Kingdom.
He added that the delegation was on the visit to congratulate him on his appointment and to also thank him for representing the state well.
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