04 September 2020 by Rabo Bako
The Federal Capital Territory Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, has refunded the sum of Seventy Four Million,Five Hundred and Forty Nine Thousand naira to the 2020 intending pilgrims who requested for refund of their deposit.
This is contained in a statement by the Spokesperson of the Board, Muhammad Lawal Aliyu in Abuja.
It states that a total of 74 intending pilgrims out of the 1,157 who made deposits to the Board in respect of the 2020 Hajj that could not hold due to COVID-19 pandemic have collected their money.
The statement advises Intending pilgrims who have made deposits and are still willing to collect their money, to do so before the end of this month as the Board is finalising arrangements for commencement of registration for the 2021Hajj exercise which will soon commence as directed by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).
It also states that people who wish to perform the 2021 Hajj through the Board can deposit a minimum of N1,000,000.00(one million Naira only via a Bank Draft payable to the “FCT Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board Abuja” before the release of the actual fees by the Federal Government.
The statement also warns all Intending pilgrims who are yet to return their completed application forms or submit their International Passports to do so to enable the Board facilitate early registration formalities and process their travel documents.