Why FG must continue to support Hajj – Sanusi

Emir of Kano and Chairman of the Central Coordinating Team of this year’s Hajj exercise Muhammadu Sanusi II has said  that the Federal Government must continue to support  pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia because of  the nature of the exercise.

He told reporters yesterday in Jeddah that government must be involved in the exercise even if it no longer sponsors pilgrims.

Sanusi II however urged Nigerian Muslims to rise up to the challenges ahead and ensure that hajj exercise was completely independent, so that government would only provide diplomatic or consular services among others.

The emir who emphasised that his position was his personal opinion since the leadership of Muslims in Nigeria was yet to discuss the matter, insisted that the country must continue to have Amirul-hajj team, but not on the bill of government.

He said no responsible government would send over 70,000 of its citizens to a foreign land and say it has no business with them. 

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