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Jigawa journalist returns millions found in Madina during Hajj


Jigawa journalist returns millions found in Madina during Hajj

An official journalist attached to cover the recently conducted Hajj exercise by the Jigawa State Radio Corporation has returned missing money found around the Madina Haramain.

Speaking while handing over the lost currencies to the Executive Chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Jalal Arabi, on Thursday in Makka, the Dutse based journalist, Abba Muhammad Limawa, said that he found the money inside a waist bag on his way back from prayer during the pre-Hajj visit to Prophet Muhammad’s Haramain mosque in Madina.

Put in total, the varied currencies Mr Limawa returned to the authority comprises 10,500 Russian rubles, 800 dollars and 690 Saudi Riyals.

Narrating the ordeal, the pilgrim journalist said, “When I saw the bag, I initially wanted to ignore it and move to the mosque, but on a second thought, I said it might belong to a Nigerian, especially some of our old women.

“So, I decided to pick it, and I proceeded to the mosque. When I returned to my accommodation, I opened the bag and discovered that there was no Nigerian currency or sign that it belonged to a Nigerian.

Mr Limawa revealed that, “Immediately, I approached one of the officials of the Jigawa State Pilgrims Welfare Boards, narrated the story and presented the money to him. He commended me for showing exemplary character and honesty and told me that he would hand over the money to the NAHCON to ensure that the owner gets their money.”

Commenting on the development during the post-Afarat conference held in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, the Executive Chairman of NAHCON, Jalal Arabi, praised the Jigawa journalist pilgrim for doing what is expected of all Nigerian pilgrims while in the holy land.
Mr Arabi said that Limawa has greatly shown honesty and projected the image of Nigeria positively in the international arena.

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