Hajj Subsidy: Nigerians Rename Buhari Muslim President

Criticisms has trailed the Federal Government decision to subsidise the pilgrimage of Muslims to Holy land. 

The Federal Government through the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN issued a circular to banks on Thursday 4th August, 2016 directing them to sell Forex at N197 per dollar to Muslims travelling to Holy land for pilgrim.

Going by this circular, FG would be subsidising this years Hajj with a total of N7.9bn. This Hajj subsidy came at a time when the Federal Government removed subsidy on Petroleum Motor Spirit, PMS, popularly known as fuel. 

It could be recalled that both the price of petrol and kerosene has skyrocketed since the take over of power by this present APC government.

Nigerians has taken to social media to criticise and protest this decision of the Federal Government to subsidise Hajj especially in this era when hunger and hardship are dealing with over 95% of Nigerians.

Social media is agog with all kinds of expression criticising the government decision. While some has termed it “Misplaced Priority”, others has renamed the president, “Muslim President”. 

Unfortunately, we have a president who does not listen to criticisms nor take public advice says, a man who pleaded anonymity.

Below are some collections of opinions on social media.


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