by Stanley Azuakola

The Federal Government on Monday announced a 17-member FG delegation to the 2012 Hajj in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

On the Hajj delegation are Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad; ex-warlord Alhaji Asari Dokubo; Sen. Abdul Ningi and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Nurudeed Mohammed.

According to a statement in Abuja by Mr Sam Nwaobasi, the Special Assistant to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, other members of the
delegation include Mr Mudashiru Akinlabi, Justice Suleiman Galadima, Alh. Sani Sami,
Sami Gomo II, Emir of Zuru and Alhaji H. Momoh, the Otaru of Auchi.

Others are Ambassador Haruna Wando, Hajia Rabi Abdu-Binchan, Sen. Walid Jibrin, Alhaji Sani Dauda, Amb. Adamu Aliyu, Sheikh Abdul Abu, Mallam Ahmed Bello, Alhaji Baba Hashimi II, Emir of Damaturu and Ismaila Yusuf, who would serve as Secretary.

The Federal Government official Hajj delegation usually leads Nigerian Muslims to the Holy Land where they perform the Hajj.