Niger State Pilgrims Welfare Board says it would not compromise its integrity as far as the 2022 Hajj to Saudi Arabia was concerned.
The Executive Secretary of the board, Alhaji Umar Makun Lapai, stated this when the officials of JAIZ Bank visited him in his office on Wednesday.
Alhaji Umar Makun Lapai said the board would attend to the intending Pilgrims on “first come, first serve basis”.
A statement from the Chief Information Officer of the board, Hassan Idris said Alhaji Lapai noted that Niger state Pilgrims board was not against the Jaiz bank Pilgrims savings scheme but pointed out that it would have to be on first come service basis.
The Executive Secretary pointed out that there were some outstanding payments made to the board which has to be cleared first before considering others.
“The Executive Secretary emphasized that before the intending pilgrims save with #Jaiz bank, they first come to the state pilgrims board to register his or her presence”.
He therefore called on the officials of the scheme to have an interface with the board to fashion out the best way forward.
Earlier the Abuja branch manager of NAHCON Jaiz bank branch, Alhaji Abdulmumin Abdulkadir, informed the executive secretary that they were in the State Pilgrims board to promote opening of an account by the state pilgrims board with the bank.
He emphasized that the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), has directed that those that have an account with Jaiz bank should also be considered for the coming 2022 hajj exercise.