Hajj Cancellation: How we refunded N768.9 million to 599 Intending Pilgrims – Katsina Pilgrims Boss

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The Katsina State Pilgrims Welfare Board said it has so far disbursed the sum of over N768.9 million to 599 Hajj 2020/2021 intending pilgrims that applied for refund of their deposits in the state.


Alhaji Suleiman Nuhu Kuki, the Executive Director of the board stated this today during a press conference to update the progress achieved in the ongoing refund exercise at the board’s headquarters in Katsina.

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The amount according to him “represents 22.01 per cent of the total 2,721 intending pilgrims that deposited their funds with the board.


“From the statistics of our registration, we have depositors with payments ranging from the sum of N300,000-N1,500,000 and all refunds are made to the last kobo”, he stated.


Alhaji Suleiman Nuhu Kuki however said that the exercise is ongoing and any intending pilgrim wishing to request for refund of his/her deposit is free to do so.


He also stressed that those willing to roll over their deposits against the 2022 hajj can do so by contacting their zonal pilgrim’s offices to sell their interest.


Kuki confirmed optimism about the turn of events in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia saying, with the positive indicators emanating from the Kingdom, on the conduct of the Umrah exercise, Hajj will resume in 2022.

While commending the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria #NAHCON, for its leadership role, the Executive Director of the board applauded the intending pilgrims for their loyalty, understanding and confidence on its activities.


He, therefore, assured of continued efforts by the board to strategize, plan and prepare for a successful operation.



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