Allocation of Hajj seats for intending pilgrims from Kwara state for Hajj 2023 will be based on a first come first served bases.
The Executive Secretary of the State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alhaji Abdulsalam Abdulkadir stated this on Thursday in Ilorin when he paid a familiarization visit to the office of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) Acting Zonal Coordinator for Ekiti, Ondo, and Kwara States at the Hajj Camp Office.
The ES said the decision is to avoid any “undue manipulations and cheating. “
The Zonal Coordinator, Alh Ibrahim Agboola Fijabi who received the Executive Secretary for Kwara State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board assured the Executive Secretary of the maximum support of his office.
He noted that the first come first served policy of the board was in tandem with NAHCON’s rules and regulations.
A statement by the press officer of Kwara Pilgrims board, Jumoke Jimoh said the zonal officer sought to know how far the board has gone regarding the challenges of the year 2022 intending pilgrims who couldn’t meet up with the balance of the Hajj fares on time.
She said the coordinator reiterated the need for the board to know the total number of the affected intending Pilgrims who could not meet up with the deadline for the payment of their Hajj Fares.
Alh Abdulsalam Abdulkadir in his remarks thanked the acting Zonal Coordinator and his Staff for a befitting welcome.
He said his new appointment was like “a gift from Almighty Allah through 2022 following his position as the Amir Hajj for 2022.” He thanked the Governor of Kwara State, Mallam Abdulrahaman AbdulRazaq for entrusting him with the sensitive position.
“The Executive Secretary pledged to serve all intending Pilgrims from Kwara State and non-Kwarans with the fear Of Almighty Allah in the discharge of his duties,” the statement said.