The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has concluded arrangements for the commencement of registration of pilgrims for 2021 Hajj exercise.
The Executive Secretary of the State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board Alhaji Abubakar Babangida Tafida who is also a Tafidan Giade made the disclosure today while addressing newsmen in his office.
Alhaji Babangida Tafida said 9th September 2020 would be the commencement of registration of intending pilgrims as the commission’s portal would be opened for the exercise.
Babangida tafida stated that the refund of this year’s hajj deposit is on going, noting that 20-30% of depositors have applied for their refund.
He therefore used the forum to advise this year’s intending pilgrims who are withdrawing their deposited money with the Board to think twice as the exercise is fast approaching.
The Executive Secretary said the board will adopt first come first serve policy in the distribution of the 2021 Hajj slots to intending pilgrims in the state.
On the construction of Permanent Hajj Camp in the state, Alhaji Abubakar Babangida Tafida said work has reached over fifty percent completion, stressing that the contractors handling the project have assured their commitment towards the timely completion of the project.
While assuring the 2021 pilgrims from the state they will be the first people to use the facility, the executive secretary called on the people of the state to rally round the present administration of Governor Bala Abdulkadir Muhammad to enable it take the state to greater height
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