Kwara Gov approves disbursement of N21m Refund to 2019 pilgrims

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By Mashood Zarumi

The Kwara State Governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has approved the disbursement of a sum of N21 million refund to pilgrims who travelled with the Kwara state Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board for 2019 pilgrimage to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The Executive Secretary of the Board, Alhaji Mohammed Tunde-Jimoh disclosed this in a statement he signed in llorin yesterday.

According to the statement, the amount approved by the governor was a made to 2019 Hajj pilgrims was returned by the National Hajj commission for the services not rendered to the pilgrims during their stay in the holyland for the pilgrimage exercise.

The Executive Secretary added that the refund equally include intending pilgrims who paid part of the hajj fare to the board but incapacitated to make the trip due to one reason or the others

The statement therefore directed pilgrims from the Ilorin West Local Government Area of the state to come to the Board office in llorin on Wednesday while Thursday is fixed for pilgrims from Asa and Ilorin South Local Government areas.

It will would be the turn of pilgrims from the Ilorin East and Moro on Friday.

Pilgrims from Kwara South Senatorial District of the state are to take their refund by by Monday, pilgrims from the Kwara North Senatorial District is fixed for Tuesday while non Kwara pilgrims would collect their refund on Wednesday 15th Jan.

The Executive Secretary urged all the 2019 pilgrims who travelled with the Board to come along with their original e-passport, one photocopy of their e-passport and receipt of payment of their Hajj fare.

IHR recalled that a total of 2026 pilgrims including officials travelled with the Board in four batches for 2019 Hajj.

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