The Independent Hajj Reporters of Nigeria has reported that a Nigerian pilgrim from Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Aishatu Nahuce returned $80,000 she found to the owner in Saudi Arabia.
This is as commendations keeps pouring in on the Facebook page of the Independent Hajj Reporters of Nigeria where the picture of the pilgrim and the report were shared.
The post had the caption: “This Nigerian pilgrim Hajiya Aishatu y’an Guru Nahuce from Bungudu LGA of Zamfara State found $80,000 (N56,000,000) and handed it over to the Zamfara Pilgrims Welfare Agency official for onward return to the owner. May Almighty Allah rewards her honesty and accept her Hajj. Amen.”
Commenting on the post, Isa Abba Kyari said: “May Allah in His infinite mercy bless her in abundance. Also for Zamfara state government to make a special reward to her, in orders to encourage others to follow suit.”
Kayode Festus Abdulgafar wrote: “Nigerian Government Should Bestow National Award On This Great Ambassador Of Ours When She Returns Home. May Almighty Allah Reward Her.”
Sani Suleiman said: “Allahu Akbar, this is a great legacy to her and her family, may Allah in infinite mercy accept her Hajj.”
Chiri Sarki wrote: “Hajj commission should reward the woman. I know it is right thing that she did but let encourage her by opening an account for donations for her.”
Some other commenters however, expressed concern over the huge amount lost by an individual.
Abdullahi Muhammad Balarabe said: “Masha Allah, but the owner has exceeded the maximum cash he/she ought to be carrying. He must be investigated by the Saudi authorities.”
An estimated 95,000 Nigerians went to the Holy land for pilgrimmage this year.