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Saudi Tragedy Nigerian victims to receive N398.1m as compensation

Thus, the three Nigerians injured would be getting a total of N79.5m and families of the 6 dead victims would be receiving N318.6m.

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In line with the orders of the King of Saudi Arabia, Salman ibn Abdul-Aziz, who ordered the compensation of all victims of the incident and their families, affected pilgrims from Nigeria would be getting a total of N398.1m.

Read: Saudi Tragedy: 6 dead Nigerian pilgrims buried

According to the statement from the Saudi Monarch, each injured victim will receive a sum of N26.5m, while families of dead victims would be receiving a sum of N53.1m each.

Earlier, the Chairman of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Mallam Abdullahi Mukhtar had revealed that three Nigerians were injured with two from Kaduna and one from Gombe, while Nigeria’s Consul-General to Saudi Arabia Ahmed Umar revealed that six pilgrims from Nigeria died in the tragedy.

Read: 5 Nigerian pilgrims die in Medina, Mecca

Thus, the three Nigerians injured would be getting a total of N79.5m and families of the 6 dead victims would be receiving N318.6m.

Umar, the consul-general, however, said that the money would be given to relations of the deceased and other victims of the crash.

Scene of the crane accident in Mecca play

Scene of the crane accident in Mecca

(Reuters)

 

He said that the Nigerian government was surprised with the kind gesture of King Salman bin Abdulazeez, who donated the money to the families of the affected pilgrims.

Umar assured Nigerians and families of the victims that the money would be delivered to the right persons.

Below is how the Saudi Arabian government plans to pay victims of the tragedy.

1. The family of a deceased person will receive a sum of 53.1 million naira.

2. Each injured victim will receive a sum of 26.5 million naira.

3. The Hajj costs of the family of a deceased person will be covered next year.

4. The Hajj costs of each injured person will be covered next year.

5. All hosting costs of the deceased family will be covered in the coming Hajj.

6. Each permanently disabled victim will receive a sum of 53.1 million naira.

7. Affected individuals can also file law suits where they are not satisfied with the compensation (this does not in any way affect the compensation they will receive).

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