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Buhari cancels government delegation to Hajj

11 August 2015, 18:15

Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said there will be no federal government delegation at the 2015 hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, Vanguard reports.

This decision will save government an estimated one million U.S Dollars and N30million in local expenses.

In a statement, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, however assured that government would not fail in its obligations to the citizens in terms pilgrimage regardless of the absence of government delegation.

Also read: Buhari asks Commission to address corruption in Hajj, Umrah

Shehu said government would extend consular, medical and welfare support to all pilgrims as expected.

Read more at Vanguard

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