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Kashim Shettima: Tinubu Subsidised Cost Of 2024 Hajj With N90 Billion by Racoon(m): 4:53pm On May 15
Vice-President Kashim Shettima on Wednesday revealed that President Bola Tinubu’s administration had subsidized the cost 2024 Hajj pilgrimage with N90 billion.

Shettima made this known at the inauguration of the 2024 National Hajj operation, held at the Sir Ahmadu Bello International Airport, Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State Capital. You may recall that this year, we had a major challenge in announcing the final hajj fare for the 2024 Muslim pilgrimage due to fluctuation in foreign exchange rates.

” President Bola Tinubu also work round the clock to control the downwards spiral of our local currency to bring relief to our pilgrims and other Nigerians. A moved that eventually succeeded in lowering the fare. The President approved the released of N90 billion to subsidized the cost of pilgrimage for this year’s hajj.”

He said that the government of Renewed Hope led by Tinubu attaches immense importance to religious pilgrimage due to the role its plays in transforming behavioral and social vices of the believers beyond performing the pilgrimage.

” Due to this high regard, the government took time to carefully select men of integrity with administrative acum 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.”

Shettima urged the pilgrims not to relent in praying for the success of Tinubu’s administration, peace and progress of the country that ” we are proud to call our motherland. Indeed, it is through our collective prayers and individual contributions that our country will prosper,” Shettima said.

Earlier, the Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, tasked Nigerian pilgrims on disciplined in order to project the image of Nigeria positively. He thanked the Tinubu led Federal Government for its effort to ensure that the 2024 hajj takes place.

” As you heard that NAHCON Chairman said when all hopes were lost, light showed at one end and today we are having the inaugural flight for thr 2024 Hajj. We never lost hope that we will go for hajj. We are in an era of Renewed Hope. So tell Asiwaju that his real hope is still being expected to shine everywhere.

” We are looking for more, we want more of good leadership. We want to thank the President for his leadership. We thank the Vice President and all governors for our states who have been standing by to help the common man to survive.”

NAN reports that NAHCON has stated that all outbound flights from Nigeria to Saudi Arabia for the 2024 Hajj pilgrimage will be completed by June 10 or before.

NAN reports that no fewer than 50,000 Nigerian intending pilgrims will perform the 2024 Hajj in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. NAN reports that the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah had allocated 95,000 Hajj slots to Nigeria for the 2024 pilgrimage.
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Re: Kashim Shettima: Tinubu Subsidised Cost Of 2024 Hajj With N90 Billion by Welfed(m): 5:01pm On May 15
90b what? I hear say...

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Re: Kashim Shettima: Tinubu Subsidised Cost Of 2024 Hajj With N90 Billion by ForValour: 5:01pm On May 15
A government that borrow to do everything. What is the economic importance of this subsidy

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Re: Kashim Shettima: Tinubu Subsidised Cost Of 2024 Hajj With N90 Billion by Racoon(m): 5:02pm On May 15
They are removing electricity, fuel/energy subsidy, want to introduce tuition fees in FG universities and the same time strangulating the downtrodden citizens with neck constricting taxation, but here they are subsidising religious pilgrimage? N90 billion that can help fixed the power, health economy is being used to subsidised hajj.

With all the current economic challenges we are facing? What a misplaced priority! What is the NASS doing about it? Yet these clueless people in government wants to use pensioners money to develop infrastructure? What is really wrong with this government?

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Re: Kashim Shettima: Tinubu Subsidised Cost Of 2024 Hajj With N90 Billion by Racoon(m): 5:02pm On May 15
We never lost hope that we will go for hajj. We are in an era of Renewed Hope. We are looking for more, we want more of good leadership.

We want to thank the President for his leadership. We thank the Vice President and all governors for our states who have been standing by to help the common man to survive."
Shettima called this shit "leadership"? How has government subsidizing or sponsoring hajj helped the multi-dimensional poverty that is ravaging the common man under this accursed government today? Yet the government is footdragging about paying an acceptable minimum wage to workers.

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Re: Kashim Shettima: Tinubu Subsidised Cost Of 2024 Hajj With N90 Billion by rayvelez(m): 5:04pm On May 15
That’s nice from our president 90bn is a small money jare…

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Re: Kashim Shettima: Tinubu Subsidised Cost Of 2024 Hajj With N90 Billion by Throwback: 5:05pm On May 15
Yet cannot pay a livable minimum wage?

What is the benefit of the hajj and any other pilgrimage to the economy of Nigeria?

When will our leaders learn that we are not a rich country that can afford all of these wastes?

I know the hypocrite who purchased over 450 SUVs for traditional leaders in Anambra, will also come out to complain about waste, as if he is not one and same with the wasteful political leadership of this country.

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Re: Kashim Shettima: Tinubu Subsidised Cost Of 2024 Hajj With N90 Billion by Righthussle: 5:06pm On May 15
See how stupid our leaders dey. You removed petrol and electricity subsidies only to increase this stupid subsidy.

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Re: Kashim Shettima: Tinubu Subsidised Cost Of 2024 Hajj With N90 Billion by CodeTemplar: 5:07pm On May 15
And ASUU is asking for how much again?

Tinubu understands the spiritual structure and chart of the Nigerian society so pleases the elite who have a stronghold on the gullible followers. He is busy making the connected clique happy at the expense of suffering and downtrodden unconnected.

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Re: Kashim Shettima: Tinubu Subsidised Cost Of 2024 Hajj With N90 Billion by Throwback: 5:09pm On May 15
Would it not have been a better injection into the Nigerian economy, if those given the paltry sum of N50k as business grants, were actually given N500k with money used to subsidise pilgrimage?

Pilgrimage is a personal desire.

A law must be passed to stop all states and federal government from spending public funds on any sort of pilgrimage financing.

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Re: Kashim Shettima: Tinubu Subsidised Cost Of 2024 Hajj With N90 Billion by Chinjo2: 5:14pm On May 15
Subsidizing cost of Hajj for thieves and treasury looters to go and pray but refused to subsidize electricity, fuel, housing, health care etc.

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Re: Kashim Shettima: Tinubu Subsidised Cost Of 2024 Hajj With N90 Billion by emkz: 5:16pm On May 15
Condemnable.

As I reprimanded the Jigawa state government for wasting public money on Ramadan feeding and northern governors for subsidizing hajj and mass weddings, the same comment applies to the FG.

Hajj is personal and anyone who cannot pay for it by himself does not have to go.
emkz:
One of the greatest anomalies in northern Nigeria is the misappropriation of resources on matters that have no developmental value to those states, for example:

(1) Ramadan feeding
(2) Hajj subsidy and outright payment
(3) Mass weddings.

Internally generated revenue in some of the states doing these things are extremely poor. They include: Sokoto, Kebbi, Jigawa, and Kano. The quality of life of the population is also disturbing, yet they invest in things that cannot improve the lives of their citizens. For example, do all these states have good drinking water? Are their citizens gainfully employed? Are their children in school? Is infrastructure in top shape?

Okay, the funds allocated for Ramadan feeding: are the included in the budget? If not, how will the funds be accounted for? After Ramadan, will the people not eat again? Is it the responsibility of state governments to feed citizens during Ramadan? Do the governments of Qatar and Saudi Arabia feed their citizens with public funds during Ramadan?

Then to the issue of Hajj sponsorship: when the sponsored return from Hajj, would they return to an eldorado state of affairs or they return to an endemic poor state of affairs?

Northern governors must separate personal spiritual pursuits from public funds. Public funds belong to the public and should be geared towards public good and not fund people's private spiritual pursuits.

As for the Jigawa State Commissioner for Commerce suspended for alleged mismanagement of iftar feeding programme funds, I think the state government and entire cabinet ought to suspend themselves too for misappropriation of public funds to a feeding programme unknown to the state's appropriation bill.

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Re: Kashim Shettima: Tinubu Subsidised Cost Of 2024 Hajj With N90 Billion by Nbotee(m): 5:19pm On May 15
E no go better for anybody supporting this bastards

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Re: Kashim Shettima: Tinubu Subsidised Cost Of 2024 Hajj With N90 Billion by DaddyJapan(m): 5:28pm On May 15
It is about time the federal government cancelled subsidies paid to pilgrims.
Let's face it, this is a burden our nation can no longer afford to bear. cool

India ends government subsidies for Hajj pilgrimage
Originally subsidies for Hajj helped poorer sections of the community go on the pilgrimage many could not afford.

2018

New Delhi, India – The Indian government has announced the end of a decades-long policy of giving subsidy to thousands of Muslims heading to the holy city of Mecca to perform the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, India’s minister for minority affairs, said on Tuesday that the move was part of “a policy to empower minorities with dignity and without appeasement”.

“Hajj subsidy funds will be used for the educational empowerment of girls and women from minority communities,” he told reporters in Delhi.

The decision followed a 2012 ruling by the country’s Supreme Court, which had directed the government to gradually reduce the subsidy and abolish it by 2022.

The move was welcomed by many Muslim groups in the country.
Read more: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/1/16/india-ends-government-subsidies-for-hajj-pilgrimage

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Re: Kashim Shettima: Tinubu Subsidised Cost Of 2024 Hajj With N90 Billion by LegendHero(m): 5:30pm On May 15
This one no follow at all.

90bn could have been used for other better stuffs. Close down the damn pilgrimage funding from the government and let anyone doing excursion to Makkah/Jerusalem to find the money by themselves.

If you don’t have money, don’t go to hajj.

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Re: Kashim Shettima: Tinubu Subsidised Cost Of 2024 Hajj With N90 Billion by MEEVEET: 5:31pm On May 15
90 billion for Hajj
15 trillion for road
750 billion for electricity meters

But 20 billion for students loan
75 billion for SMEs

And we wonder why the economy us tanking?

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Re: Kashim Shettima: Tinubu Subsidised Cost Of 2024 Hajj With N90 Billion by Hakeem66: 5:32pm On May 15
Nigerians you have been scammed. By the time he finishes his 4 year tenure nothing will be left.
I forsee Nigeria being sold to the west or Chinese in exchange for fund.

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Re: Kashim Shettima: Tinubu Subsidised Cost Of 2024 Hajj With N90 Billion by Putindbutt: 5:35pm On May 15
No President can ever succeed without subsidizing hajj & christian prilgimage. From OBJ down to Tinubu, no president dares these two religious bodies with the highest number of worshippers/voters.
Do you think Bitter Obi that is going from one mosque to another, bowing down inside mosques will have the liver to offend his masters if he was the president?. He'd even make it 1trillion naira to please them. You think being the President is child's play.

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Re: Kashim Shettima: Tinubu Subsidised Cost Of 2024 Hajj With N90 Billion by SoNature(m): 5:36pm On May 15
Who will have the guts to stop this madness?

Do you know what 90 billion can do for the economy of this country?

Muslim North has become a big burden to this country.

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Re: Kashim Shettima: Tinubu Subsidised Cost Of 2024 Hajj With N90 Billion by Fujiyama: 5:45pm On May 15
grin

I'm a bit behind schedule but I remember there was a joke floating around recently about how after God created Nigeria, He went to the backyard to chuckle.

Someone should please update me.

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Re: Kashim Shettima: Tinubu Subsidised Cost Of 2024 Hajj With N90 Billion by Fujiyama: 5:48pm On May 15
grin

What I do know is that even if the bit about God laughing isn't true - the British are laughing loudly about their former colony - and they don't even bother going to the backyard to do it.

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Re: Kashim Shettima: Tinubu Subsidised Cost Of 2024 Hajj With N90 Billion by PDPdestroyer(m): 6:03pm On May 15
Throwback:
Yet cannot pay a livable minimum wage?

What is the benefit of the hajj and any other pilgrimage to the economy of Nigeria?

When will our leaders learn that we are not a rich country that can afford all of these wastes?

I know the hypocrite who purchased over 450 SUVs for traditional leaders in Anambra, will also come out to complain about waste, as if he is not one and same with the wasteful political leadership of this country.
lol @ bolded. I can assure you Obi dare not complain about this ‘wastage’ because of northern votes. Even Tinubu is doing this coz he knows the how northern Muslims take this pilgrimage, it’s more of a political strategy
Re: Kashim Shettima: Tinubu Subsidised Cost Of 2024 Hajj With N90 Billion by Throwback: 6:07pm On May 15
PDPdestroyer:

lol @ bolded. I can assure you Obi dare not complain about this ‘wastage’ because of northern votes. Even Tinubu is doing this coz he knows the how northern Muslims take this pilgrimage, it’s more of a political strategy

Considering his current romance with the North, I won't be surprised if he feigns ignorance of this news report.

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Re: Kashim Shettima: Tinubu Subsidised Cost Of 2024 Hajj With N90 Billion by Cineinfo(m): 6:37pm On May 15
Misplaced priority.

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Re: Kashim Shettima: Tinubu Subsidised Cost Of 2024 Hajj With N90 Billion by datola: 6:38pm On May 15
Pathetic

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Re: Kashim Shettima: Tinubu Subsidised Cost Of 2024 Hajj With N90 Billion by FameGlory(m): 6:38pm On May 15
Thank you Tinubu for subsidizing everything with N90 Billion.

Please when you wake up from your slumber, remember to subsidize the price of food and gas.

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Re: Kashim Shettima: Tinubu Subsidised Cost Of 2024 Hajj With N90 Billion by xile: 6:38pm On May 15
How does this affect our economy for God sake.

Thunder ⚡ fire all slammers
Me that I'm looking for money for ordinary surgical extraction of my third molar, I can't afford. Government is paying money for people to tour the Middle East.

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Re: Kashim Shettima: Tinubu Subsidised Cost Of 2024 Hajj With N90 Billion by jmoore(m): 6:38pm On May 15
Any attempt to stop subsidizing hajj is a religious war.

You removed petrol subsidy but don't want to remove allah akbar subsidy. Bunch of clowns!

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Re: Kashim Shettima: Tinubu Subsidised Cost Of 2024 Hajj With N90 Billion by Omoawoke: 6:39pm On May 15
Madness

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Re: Kashim Shettima: Tinubu Subsidised Cost Of 2024 Hajj With N90 Billion by Godfullsam(m): 6:39pm On May 15
See how these incompetent gangs are wasting our money.

Nigeria ought to have gone pass these primitive ideology na.

Westin concern governance with religion biko.

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Re: Kashim Shettima: Tinubu Subsidised Cost Of 2024 Hajj With N90 Billion by wizelink(m): 6:39pm On May 15
Our leaders have lost the wisdom to lead this country to prosperity and citizens' welfare. How does this subsidy add to gdp and food on our table. Don't be surprised that this money was borrowed.

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Re: Kashim Shettima: Tinubu Subsidised Cost Of 2024 Hajj With N90 Billion by iwaeda: 6:39pm On May 15

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