The Executive Secretary Niger State Pilgrims welfare board, Alhaji Umar Makun Lapai has promised those that roll over their deposit to be given priority during the 2021 Hajj exercise. He stated this while handing over cheques to about 39 intending pilgrims for 2020 hajj in Niger State that desired to collect back their deposits.
The Executive secretary explained that out of about 1,700 individuals that register for this year’s hajj, 49 people initially declared interest to collect their deposits but only 39 eventually came forward.
He said the board was refunding 100% of what was collected from the intending pilgrims since the state government had already take care of all other accrued charges.
Alhaji Makun Lapai further stated that the pilgrims will be paid through the board’s account with UBA, using the international passport as a means of identification, adding that anyone that received less than what he or she paid should report to the board for appropriate action.
The executive secretary disclosed that with the exercise, the 2020 hajj activities had come to a close, stressing that the remaining pilgrims had roll over their deposits to 2021 hajj.
He said the National Hajj Commission had informed state pilgrims board that by September 9th 2020, portal for the registration for 2021 hajj activities will be unveiled for intending pilgrims.
The occasion was witnessed by Hon. member representing Paikoro local Government and also Chairman house committee on religious affairs Alhaji Gambo Rabiu Suleiman, leader of the board members Alhaji Nasiru, present as well as Area Pilgrims Welfare Officers.
Hassan Danladi Idris
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