The Governor of Katsina State, Governor Aminu Masari has come out to beg the Federal Government of Nigeria to support pilgrimage and religious activities in Nigeria.
He recently revealed this when members of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) paid him a courtesy visit in Katsina.
According to him, every Nigerian citizen has the right to consular services once they were out of the shores of the country, so the government should ensure the image of the country is protected.
He added that the Hajj Commission and NCPC were initiated by the House of Representatives, then the Senate agreed, before it finally got the approval of the President, therefore this is time to act.
His words, ”It is better for the Federal Government to help control and regulate pilgrimage activities to ensure that the image of the country is portrayed in a good light.”
“The Hajj Commission and NCPC were initiated by the House of Representatives, then the Senate agreed, and it finally got the approval of the President.”
“Over the years both Commissions have expanded and are doing well.”
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Muhammadu Buhari GCFR (born 17 December 1942) is a Nigerian politician currently serving as the President of Nigeria, in office since 2015. He is a retired major general in the Nigerian Army and previously served as the nation’s head of state from 31 December 1983 to 27 August 1985, after taking power in a military coup d’état. The term Buharism is ascribed to the Buhari military government.
He unsuccessfully ran for the office of president of Nigeria in the 2003, 2007, and 2011 general elections. In December 2014, he emerged as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the March 2015 general elections. Buhari won the election, defeating the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan. This marked the first time in the history of Nigeria that an incumbent president lost to an opposition candidate in a general election. He was sworn in on 29 May 2015. In February 2019, Buhari was re-elected President, defeating his closest rival Atiku Abubakar by over 3 million votes.
Buhari has stated that he takes responsibility for anything over which he presided during his military rule, and that he cannot change the past. He has described himself as a “converted democrat”.
Muhammadu Buhari was born to a Fulani family on 17 December 1942, in Daura, Katsina State, to his father Hardo Adamu, a Fulani chief, and mother Zulaihat. He is the twenty-third child of his father. Buhari was raised by his mother, after his father died when he was about four years old.
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