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Keyamo names new Sokoto Hajj terminal after Sen. Aliyu Wamakko



The Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, has named the new Hajj terminal in the Sultan Abubakar International Airport Sokoto after Sen. Aliyu Wamakko.

He made this known while inaugurating the terminal on Tuesday in Sokoto.

Keyamo commended the Sokoto state government for completing the project which was owned by the federal government.

He said the project would surely ease Hajj transportation in recognition of the state of art equipment in the terminal.

The minister urged intending pilgrims for the 2024 Hajj to be law-abiding citizens and pray for the nation’s progress in the Holyland.

Earlier, Gov. Ahmed Aliyu of Sokoto state gave each of the 3,723 intending pilgrims from the state 1,000 Saudi riyals for the forthcoming Salah celebration.

While bidding the first batch of pilgrims from the state, Aliyu advised them to be good ambassadors of the state and Nigeria at large.
Also, Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, enjoined the pilgrims to listen to the preachers attached to them for guidance while at the holy land.

He also advised them to pray for the success of leaders.

NEWSVERGE reports that N720 million was spent on the terminal project and the event was witnessed by officials of National Hajj Commission (NAHCON) led by Chief Executive Officer, Mr Jalal Arabi and Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).

Habibu Harisu

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