The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has given 100 Saudi Riyal to each and every one of the 3,588 intending pilgrims from the state for their Ihram cloth.
The immediate past Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Olanrewaju Elegushi announced this at a One-Day Seminar organised by the State Muslim Pilgrims Board, at De- Blue Roof, Lagos Television, Agidingbi, Ikeja on Sunday.
While informing the gathering that the Governor has approved the sum of 100 Saudi Riyal for each of the intending pilgrims for their Ihram clothe, Elegushi urged them to reciprocate the kind gesture by praying for the success of the Governor and his deputy in their second term in office.
He said that a total of 3,588 intending pilgrims would be performing the spiritual exercise through the state.
He also stated that the first batch would depart from Lagos to Madinah on Sunday 4th of June, through Flynas airline, a Saudi Arabia based airline, adding that the airline has been known for excellent service delivery over the years.
Speaking on the efforts put in place towards ensuring a hitch-free exercise, he said that a befitting accommodation had been secured for them within a working distance from the Haram in Makkah.
He stressed further that each of the intending pilgrims is entitled to a Basic Travelling Allowance (BTA) of 800 US dollars while the cost of Hadiyah ram and ziyyarah of historical sites have been factored into the Hajj fare paid the pilgrims.