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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Lagos state government saves N2.4 Billion from stopping Pilgrims Sponsorship

The Lagos State Government says it has saved N2.4 billion with the stoppage of annual sponsorship of pilgrims to Jerusalem and Mecca. The state's comissioner for Home Affairs, Dr. Abdulhakeem Abdullateef, disclosed this at a press briefing in Alausa yesterday May 2nd.

According to Abdullateef, the saved money has been used to finance infrastructural projects and other developmental programmes in the State.

"Both directly and indirectly, the government has been able to save about N2.4 billion from being wasted on such expenditure and has been deployed into provision of infrastructural facilities in the transformational agenda of the state government”.


Anonymous said...

Governor Ambode, if I were a Lagos resident, I would have voted for you FOREVER for this move of ceasing sponsorship of pilgrimage. What serious country or economy sponsors religious pilgrimage? Nonesense! Religion is a personal issue!

I hope other states and FG follows suit.

Anonymous said...

Thank you jare!!

John - Visit If You Want A Bigger Manhood. said...

Anyone that wants to go to the holy land should pay for it with his money.

NaijaDeltaBabe said...


... Merited happiness

Dayo Adetunji said...

Try to increase workers salaries and make them live a better life in Lagos

Anonymous said...

Wa se re!!!!Ambode for president!!!keep up the good work

Anonymous said...

Correct!!! Best initiative I have heard in a long time. Well done Ambode, more grease to your elbow. If anybody wan go holy land make he save money. No tax payers money should be used for such inidividual Personal expenses.

Vivian Reginalds said...

-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

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