Stoppage of Annual Religious Pilgrimage sponsorship saves N2.4 Billion for Lagos state



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”.

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