Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello’s trip to Saudi Arabia for a lesser hajj on Wednesday evening was aborted at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, as his travel visa had expired.
The governor had boarded the Saudi Arabia bound aircraft and sat on his reserved seat while his aides were busy processing his travel documents.
At the peak of processing Mr. Bello’s travel documents, it was discovered that his visa had already expired.
Shortly after the discovery of the expired visa on his passport, the dejected governor had no alternative but to disembark from the aircraft.
Thereafter, it was gathered that Mr. Bello proceeded to the Kano State Government House, where he spent the night.
Mr. Bello had taken off to Abuja from Kano on Thursday, ostensibly to validate the visa before his trip. He has since jetted out for the lesser hajj.