The Chairman of Sokoto State Pilgrims Agency, Alhaji Muktar Bello Maigona has called for collaboration with Local Government Council Chairmen, Secretaries of the 23 Local Governments and their Assistant Hajj Registration Officers towards Hajj 2022.
Muktar Bello Maigona who disclosed this while meeting with the Local Government Council Chairmen, Secretaries of Local Governments along with the Local Government assistant #Hajj Registration Officers further urged the council chairmen to authenticate the list of 2020 and 2021 intending pilgrims who retained their deposits with the agency for the expected 2022 Hajj exercise..
Maigona further said that the collection of fares for the 2022 Hajj is yet to begin and therefore warned against fraudulent individuals who go about collecting money from people for the same purpose.
“We have not assigned anybody for that purpose, therefore members of the public should not listen to anyone on the issue of 2022 Hajj fare,” he said.
Also Speaking, the Director General of the Agency, Shehu Mohammad Dange expressed the hope that the upcoming 2022 Hajj exercise will Insha Allah take place.
A statement signed by the Social Media Assistant to the Agency Jamilu Ibrahim on Friday, said Alhaji Dange emphasized that the method of first come, first serve basis will be applied for the registration of intending pilgrims as earlier directed by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).
“This method will ensure that intending pilgrims of 2020 who retained their deposits with the agency after the cancellation of 2020/2021 Hajj by the authorities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will be considered first before those of 2021 which will finally be followed by 2022 where applicable”, Dange explained.
In his response, the state Chairman Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON), Alhaji Mustapha Shehu Sakkwato, assured the Chairman and the staff of the Agency of their sustained support and cooperation towards a successful Hajj operation.
He further expressed satisfaction with the level of preparation being undertaken by the agency and assured them of continued support from the 23 local government councils of the state.
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