NAHCON Refund N465 Million To 2019 Hajj Pilgrims

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Hajj Reporters


The national hajj commission of Nigeria NAHCON, has announced the release of the sum of N465 million as a refund to pilgrims that perfumed 2019 hajj.


The announcement which was signed by the commission’s head of public affairs shows that a total sum of N461, 179, 167 was released to 21 states and the Armed forces hajj group.


The announcement was contained in an advertorial published in national dailies today Friday 6th December 2019. In the advert, NAHCON directs states Muslim pilgrims welfare boards to ensure that the refunds are made directly to the bonafide pilgrims in line with financial regulations.  The Commission also said that “any money not paid to the bonafide beneficiaries by the states before the end of 2019 fiscal year should be returned to the national hajj commission of Nigeria immediately.


The breakdown of the refunds to each state shows that Abia got N2, 619,168:38, Adamawa N37,134,861.12, Borno N22, 250, .253:38, Plateau, N14, 051,407:10. Zamfara got N46, 798.372:72. Niger state got N83 million, Sokoto N46 million, Kaduna 59 million, Yobe N17 million, Oyo N17 million, Ogun N21 million, and FCT N41 million.

States like Anambra, Benue, Cross River,   Edo Ebonyi and Armed forces groups have also be refunded,

Services in which funds are refunded to pilgrims are: refunds of hajj airfare (outbound) for those that could not travel, Refund of Madinah accommodation for all pilgrims that perfumed hajj, Refund of feeding not served in Makkah, Refund of feeding not served in Madina, Refunds for cooling system not provided, Refund for Arafat PVC, Ministry of Hajj deposit refunds for all pilgrims, Refund for feeding not served at Jeddah airport, Tent C deposit refund for all pilgrims, Airfare inbound refunds, Makkah accommodations refund, Refund of feeding not served in Mashair, Transportation refund, and annual development levy refund.


However, Kaduna had on 9th of November disbursed the said refund to Kaduna state pilgrims as earlier reported by Hajj Reporters.

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