After Paying N8M, We Are Suffering In Saudi- Arabia - Nigeria Pilgrims Lament Poor Feeding

Date: 28-05-2024 10:03 pm (2 weeks ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
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Some Nigerians currently in Saudi Arabia for the 2024 Hajj have lamented the quality and quantity of the food they are being served despite paying over N8million for the exercise.

In a picture shared by a Facebook user, Babagana Digima, a small portion of pap and three beans cake were said to be the food they served the pilgrims on Tuesday morning.

Digima wrote,
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“After paying N8million for Hajj, see the breakfast that our pilgrims are being given! Nahcon Nigeria Fatima Mustapha. This what was given today 28th May 2024. In fact some pilgrims have already started begging to get money to buy food because even their remaining $300 that was promised to be paid to them in Saudi (out of $500) is not forthcoming from the authorities!”

Reacting to the post, a staff of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (Nahcon), Muhammad Ahmad said the Nigerian authorities had begun to probe the issue.

The staff wrote:
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“NAHCON is right now there at the scene gathering information for proper investigation because NAHCON is fully and totally provides feeding and accommodation in Madinah but in Makkah NAHCON only supervises yet the Commission’s official will leave no stone unturned in revealing the truth of the matter and taking necessary action.

The Nigerian government had also said it had spent the sum of N90billion to subsidise the cost of the 2024 Hajj pilgrimage for citizens.

This had been revealed by Vice-President Kashim Shettima last month at the inauguration of the 2024 National Hajj operation, held at the Sir Ahmadu Bello International Airport, Birnin Kebbi, the Kebbi State capital.

“A move that eventually succeeded in lowering the fare. The President approved the release of N90 billion to subsidise the cost of pilgrimage for this year’s hajj.

“Due to this high regard, the government took time to carefully select men of integrity with administrative acumen and records of selfless dedication to manage the affairs of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria in the interest of Nigerian pilgrims.

“Government at the highest level monitors all arrangements meant for the well-being of our pilgrims both in Saudi Arabia and within the country before embarking on the journey.

“We are aware of the provision put in place for the safety, security and comfort of the Nigerian contingent to the 2024 hajj of our pilgrims.”


Posted: at 28-05-2024 10:03 PM (2 weeks ago) | Hero
- nikiniki at 28-05-2024 10:34 PM (2 weeks ago)
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Ogi and akara is a healthy breakfast meal. Were you expecting a buffet?
Posted: at 28-05-2024 10:34 PM (2 weeks ago) | Gistmaniac
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- gogoman at 28-05-2024 11:07 PM (2 weeks ago)
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It's been their yearly rubbish trending shit now to dey put everything online!! were you in Mecca to eat? no be to fast and pray!! less eating!!!! pray more!!! Ole  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 28-05-2024 11:07 PM (2 weeks ago) | Grande Master
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- fineboy77 at 28-05-2024 11:38 PM (2 weeks ago)
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 Grin Grin Grin

Posted: at 28-05-2024 11:38 PM (2 weeks ago) | Addicted Hero
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- HSEMAN1 at 29-05-2024 06:04 AM (2 weeks ago)
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Why do you have to go there. You can easily pray inside your house. Gooing to Saudi- Arabia - Nigeria Pilgrims does not guanratee you heaven ok, Be wise next time stay at home or go to a mosque and pray God is everwhere.

Invest 8M to create dvelop yourself, create jobs and develop your economy in that way you may see the Kingdom of God.

Posted: at 29-05-2024 06:04 AM (2 weeks ago) | Upcoming
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- kp45 at 29-05-2024 06:08 AM (2 weeks ago)
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Ok
Posted: at 29-05-2024 06:08 AM (2 weeks ago) | Addicted Hero
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- maizaxx at 29-05-2024 02:21 PM (2 weeks ago)
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Quote from: HSEMAN1 on 29-05-2024 06:04 AM
Why do you have to go there. You can easily pray inside your house. Gooing to Saudi- Arabia - Nigeria Pilgrims does not guanratee you heaven ok, Be wise next time stay at home or go to a mosque and pray God is everwhere.

Invest 8M to create dvelop yourself, create jobs and develop your economy in that way you may see the Kingdom of God.
No disrespect sir, but that is part of the edicts of there religion and I don't have a problem with that.
My grouse about the matter is why should government dabble into religious matters?
If they want subsidy they should approach the private sector for donations.
 The 90 million earmarked for this Hajj can build good roads or factories that will aid the economy.
Now what was spent how is it beneficial to the economy?
Posted: at 29-05-2024 02:21 PM (2 weeks ago) | Gistmaniac
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