Kano Pilgrims Board on Thursday began refund of over N418 million deposits for 2020 hajj to intending pilgrims.
About 359 out of 1,794 intending pilgrims requested for refund of their Hajj deposits after the Saudi Arabia authorities cancelled international pilgrims for 2020 hajj due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Although this year’s hajj is scheduled to hold with limited access to 10,000 contingents from Saudi residents, about 2.5 million international pilgrims will miss the spiritual journey.
Speaking at the unveiling of the exercise, executive secretary of the board, Muhammad Abba Dambatta told journalists that the exercise covered 10 out of 44 local government areas of the state.
Dambatta disclosed that the special refund committee comprises representatives hajj board, civil society organization, Police, DSS, Anti-corruption and media were carefully selected to ensure transparency and accountability.
The executive secretary explained that the board had encouraged the intending…
Source: Guardian Newspaper