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Adamawa State Gets 1,166 Hajj. Seats in 2022, Exec-Sec. Pilgrims Welfare Commission.

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The Executive Secretary of Adamawa State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Commission, who is also a Permanent Secretary in the state Civil Service, Mal. Abubakar Salihu has disclosed that the State has been allocated 1,166 seats in the 2022 Hajj exercise.

Salihu Made the disclosure during a press conference in Yola on Tuesday, He noted that Saudi Arabia has allocated a total of 43,008 Hajj seats to Nigeria.

The executive secretary who noted that the kingdom of Saudi Arabia has allocated 1,000,000 seats for the exercise across the globe, noted that 850,000 of the seats will come from outside the kingdom.

Salihu disclosed that Saudi Arabian authorities have put conditions for the conduct of the Hajj exercise noting that intending pilgrims must be immunized against COVID-19 pandemic, must present negative PCR results of 72 hours or less before departure from Nigeria and must be less that 65 years of age.

He noted that as a result of fall in the value of naira, rise in VAT from 5% to 15% and reintroduction of COVID-19 protocols, Hajj fare is expected to rise to N2,565,265.84k in 2022.

Salihu called on all those who deposited money to augment payment to the tune of N2,565,265 and wait for further information as the Hajj fare was not yet finalized.

The executive Secretary said his commission is working hard to reduce the cost of accommodation while not compromising standards adding that the move will reduce the overall cost of the Hajj greatly.

He noted that 80% of the state slots will be given to those who rolled over from 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 in that order, “this means we will use the first come first serve system or the queuing system. The remaining 20% will be shared between the HSS, state government, sponsors and LGA Sponsors.

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Gov. Zulum dissolves Borno State Executive Council.

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Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has approved the dissolution of the Borno state executive council.

The dissolution, which is with immediate effect, was contained in a statement signed by the permanent secretary, administration and general services, Danjuma Ali on behalf of Secretary to the State Government and made available to journalists by the Governor’s spokespersons from the press unit of the Government House in Maiduguri.

The members were directed to handover affairs to permanent secretaries in their ministries.

The statement explained that the dissolution is to create enabling environment for interested members of the EXCO to legally participate in forthcoming primaries and congresses of the All Progressive Congress, APC.

Zulum, according to the statement, expressed deepest appreciation to members of the executive council for unquantifiable contributions while they held offices and wishes them the best of luck in future endeavors.

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Breakinf; PDP Pastpones National Delegate Election.

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The National Working Committee, (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has approved postponement of the party’s local government congress to elect one LGA national delegate earlier scheduled for Thursday, May 5.

The party in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, in Abuja on Wednesday, said that a new date for the local government congress would be announced.

Mr Ologunagba said the NWC regretted any inconveniences the postponement might have caused.

 

He advised all leaders, critical stakeholders and members of the party across the country to take note.

Similarly, the party also declared the Wednesday 3-man ad hoc delegate congress in Ebonyi as null and void, saying the congress would hold on Thursday, May 5.

Mr Ologunagba said that the attention of the NWC had been drawn to reports of a purported conduct of 3-man ad hoc delegate congress in Ebonyi on Wednesday.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the said 3-man ad hoc delegate congress in Ebonyi on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 is by law, null and void and as such unrecognised.

“This is because such congress is by law, subject to be monitored by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which in this case, is not available to monitor the exercise.

“Based on the unavailability of INEC to monitor the exercise, the NWC rescheduled the conduct of the 3-man ad hoc delegates congress in Ebonyi for Thursday, May 5.

 

Mr Ologunagba advised all members of the party in Ebonyi to discountenance any exercise conducted on Wednesday as the PDP 3-man ad hoc delegates’ congress in the State.

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Gov. Fintiri Observe Eid-El-Fitr Prayer in Yola.

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Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, On Monday joined thousands of other Muslims to observe the twenty twenty two Eid-El-Fitr Celebration, Which mark’s the end of one Month Ramadan fast.

The Governor observe the two raka’at prayers at the Yola Eid ground alongside former Vice President Atiku Abubakar who Doubles as Waziri Adamawa, Speaker State Assembly Rtd. Hon. Aminu Iya Abbas, SSG Bashir Ahmad, and the
Galadima of Adamawa Alhaji Mustafa Aminu, among others.

Speaking in an interview shortly after observing the Eid prayers, Governor Umaru Fintiri, Congratulated Muslims in Adamawa for a successful completion of this year’s Ramadan fast.

The Governor advice Muslim Ummah to use the lessons learned during the spiritual exercise to champion the course of peaceful coexistence and love for development of Adamawa and Nigeria.

On the 2023 General elections, Governor Fintiri called on the people to extend the lessons learnt during Ramadan by respecting one another before during and after the elections.

The Chief Imam of Modibbo Adama Central Mosque Yola, Khadi Amadu Bobboi led the two raka’at prayers offered special prayers after presenting the Eid Sermon.

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