Hajj: Lagos Govt to buy Sacrificial Rams, Ihram clothing, others for Pilgrims

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The Lagos State Government has announced that it will pay the total cost for sacrificial rams for 1,875 intending pilgrims performing the 2024 Hajj from the state.

The government also added that, it will be responsible for the financial implications for the pilgrims’ Ihram clothing and visitation to historical sites in both Makkah and Madinah.

This, according to the government, is aimed at ameliorating the financial burden on the pilgrims after paying expensive fares for the exercise.

The gesture was made known on Thursday by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu during one-day seminar and special prayer for the intending pilgrims as the airlift commences on Friday.

FlyNas would airlift the intending pilgrims from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

Usually, each pilgrim is expected to slaughter a ram which is done through an agent and sent to the needy and poor countries around the world while the pilgrims are only expected to pay for the ram.

Each costs approximately $100

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