Sokoto pilgrims get N159m refund

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Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State

The Sokoto State Pilgrims Welfare Agency (PWA) says it will soon commence the refund of N159 million to pilgrims who performed the 2015 Hajj.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Media Assistant to the agency, Malam Faruku Umar, and issued to newsmen in Sokoto on Sunday.

The statement quoted the agency’s Director-General, Alhaji Ibrahim Umar, as saying that the refund will be done in three categories.

“The first category will be for those who performed the 2015 Hajj, while the second is for those who died in the Minna stampede.

“The third category is for those who paid for the Hajj but could not perform the 2015 Hajj,” it added.

The statement revealed that the refund was for some services not rendered during the pilgrimage like feeding, tent deposits and other services for those who performed the Hajj.

They also include refund for return ticket, feeding and tent deposit for those who died in the Hajj stampede.

However, the statement added that “those who paid and did not perform the 2015 Hajj have the option of collecting their fares or Hajj seat for the 2016 Hajj.

“The agency will come up with modalities for the refund,” the statement further quoted Umar as saying.

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Source:: PM Newspaper