Saudi Arabian Government has finally release its promised compensation for the families of Nigerian pilgrims who died in the crane incident during the 2015 hajj exercise in the Holyland.
Six Nigerian pilgrims died and several others were injured by the crane, which fell on pilgrims during the reconstruction of the grand mosque in mecca.
Spokesperson of national hajj commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Fatima Usara, says that Nigeria’s envoy to Saudi Arabia, Mohammed dodo, broke the news to the commission’s officials in Jedah.
She was silent on the amount of the compensation, but says it had been released.
Usara explains that the compensation is for five of the six pilgrims killed, and two other pilgrims severely injured in the crane crash.