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LASG launches contributory scheme for intending pilgrims

21 December 2015, 21:29

Lagos - The Lagos State Government on Monday initiated a Hajj Contributory Scheme for intending pilgrims in the state, for speedy delivery of pilgrim operations.

The Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dr Abudulateef Abdulhakeem, said that the scheme would enable the less privileged to access forms and partake in pilgrimages without stress.

He spoke in Lagos at the launch of the scheme organised by the state's Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, tagged "Pay Small Small".

Also read: Bauchi State Govt will continue to sponsor pilgrims - Abubakar

Abdulhakeem said that Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode had promised to run an all inclusive government.

He said that the scheme would put an end to unnecessary artificial scarcity of forms and other fraudulent activities.

The commissioner said that the forms would be made available in the five divisions of the state and to religious leaders.

He said that the governor had been proactive as he gave the ministry and its staff an avenue to open new frontiers.




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