Hajj: Jigawa refunds N752m to 609 intending pilgrims

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The Jigawa State Pilgrims Welfare Board has refunded over N752 million to 609 intending pilgrims who made deposits for the 2020/ Hajj exercise.

Executive of the board, Sani Alhassan stated this in an interview with newsmen in Dutse, the Jigawa , on Saturday.

He said the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) had ordered the board to immediately the Hajj fare after the authorities announced the ban of pilgrimage to some countries as part of measures to stem the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alhassan explained that 1,165 intending pilgrims had paid their Hajj fare for 2020/2021.

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“Out of 1,165 intending pilgrims, 609 were refunded while 556 didn’t collect their Hajj fare ahead of the next ’s exercise,” he said.

He said the remaining 556 intending pilgrims, who did not collect their hajj fares, will be given consideration in next year’s exercise.

Alhassan urged people to continue for peace, stability and an end to the COVID-19 pandemic globally.

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