Katsina State Muslim Pilgrims Boards said it has refunded the sum of N661 Million to #Hajj 2020/21 intending pilgrims from the state due to the cancellation of Hajj202/21 and subsequent request made by the intending pilgrims.
Briefing Journalists in his office, The Executive Director of the board, Alhaji Suleiman Nuhu Kuki said the refunds were effected from 14th of July till date after His Excellency Governor Aminu Bello Masari gave his approval for the refunds to be made.
The Executive Director stated that “the exercise was carried out in three batches. In the first batch, the board refunded the sum of N407, 834,977 million to 331 intending pilgrims, while N176 million was released to 134 intending pilgrims in the second batch. The board paid back the sum of N77, 330 million to 63 intending pilgrims in the third batch.
Giving further breakdown, Suleiman Kuki said the board registered about 2,721 intending pilgrims for both 2020/2021 Hajj exercise out of which 508 intending pilgrims made a request for refund totaling about N661 million respectively.
However, about 34 intending pilgrims have on their own decided to withdraw their application for the request of the refund and rolled-over their deposits to 2022 Hajj exercise.
Thanking the intending pilgrims for their patience and understanding, Kuki added that the door is open to any intending pilgrim who wishes to get his deposit back and also confirmed that Katsina State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Boards under his watch is working with the National Hajj Commission to ensure a quality service delivery for the benefit of pilgrims.
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