Hajj cancellation: Governor Masari approves payment of refund to Hajj 2020/2021 Intending Pilgrims

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Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina state has approved the payment of refund of hajj deposits to intending pilgrims from Katsina state



The executive director of the board, Alhaji Suleiman Nuhu Kuki, who stated this at a press conference in Katsina Tuesday, said all intending pilgrims seeking for the refund should submit their applications through their respective zonal offices. About 2,600 Hajj fare depositors for both the hajj 2020 roll over and 2021 intending pilgrims from the state will be refunded


Kuki further said that His Excellency also have approvals for those who wish to roll over their Hajj deposit to Hajj 2020 added that such people will be given priority and an agreement will be signed between the intending pilgrims and the board .


Similarly, he said a committee has been inaugurated to study and certify the applications for refund, draw up modalities and effect payment, adding that, the dates will be communicated very soon.


To further guide the intending pilgrims on their applications and ascertain the level of payment, the board’s executive director stated that, a certified list of pilgrims for both the 2020 roll over and the cancelled 2021 hajj would be pasted at the zonal offices.


He advised all the pilgrims to cross check their names and confirm their registration details and payments accordingly to avert any omissions.


While expressing gratitude of the board to Governor Masari for his support, Kuki thanked NAHCON, the state assembly, traditional leaders, the Ulamas and the teeming intending pilgrims for their understanding and cooperation.


He also enjoined the Muslim Umma to continue to pray and offer supplication to Allah (SWT) to keep us all in good health and help overcome this pandemic and return the world to normalcy.


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