Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has sent the sum of N20 million as Eid-el-Kabir gift to the 5,710 Kaduna State Pilgrims in Saudi Arabia.
Each of the 5,710 pilgrims from Kaduna State who travelled to Saudi Arabia for the 2015 Hajj exercise got 50 Saudi Riyals (N3,500) in the Sallah largesse.
The State Amirul Hajj and Emir of Birnin Gwari, Alhaji Zubairu Jibril Maigwari II presented the Governor’s gift to pilgrims in Mina, Saudi Arabia.
“The Governor has asked me to greet you happy Sallah and congratulate you for successful completion of the hajj exercise. He also prayed that Almighty Allah will accept your hajj,” the Emir said.
However, he urged the pilgrims to desist from spreading rumours concerning the casualties of last Thursday’s stampede at Mina where more than 700 people died. He urged them to wait for authorities to confirm the casualties and get across to the families of the victims.
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.
As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.
While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.
#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry
In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.
This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.
The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.
The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).
Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.
There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.
Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.
The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.
He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.
“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”
It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.
It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.
She died at the age of 81.
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