The FCT Muslim Pilgrims welfare Board, has refund the sum N74.5 million to it’s 2020 intending pilgrims.
This was disclosed in a press release from the board which was signed by Muhammad Lawal Aliyu, PRO to the FCT MPWB on Thursday 3rd September 2020.
Muhammad disclosed that about 74 out of the 1157 intending pilgrims who had made deposits for the 2020 pilgrimage we’re refunded.
Recalled that Hajj 2020 could not hold due to the world outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, which made the Saudi authorities to suspend the yearly ritual and restricted it performance to only nationals residing in the kingdom.
Read the full statement below;
2020 HAJJ: FCT MPWB REFUNDS OVER 74.5 MILLION NAIRA TO 2020 INTENDING PILGRIMS
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Abuja has so far refunded the sum of Seventy Four Million, Five Hundred and Forty Nine Thousand Naira (N74,549,000.00) only to 2020 Intending Pilgrims who requested to collect back their deposit.
A statement by the Spokesperson of the Board, Muhammad Lawal Aliyu disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja.
The Public Relations Officer advised Intending Pilgrims who have made deposit and are still willing to collect their money to do so before the end of this month as the Board is finalizing arrangements for the commencement of registration for 2021 Hajj exercise from 9th of September as directed by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).
He explained that the refund of money collected is a continuous exercise but emphasised the need for early declaration of interest in order not to derail preparation for the forthcoming Hajj operation.
He disclosed that all deposits not claimed would automatically be rolled-over as deposit against 2021 Hajj exercise.
Similarly, he stated that prospective Intending Pilgrims 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 fare by the Federal Government.
The statement also warned all intending pilgrims who are yet to return their completed application forms or submit their International Passport to do so to enable the Board facilitate early registration formalities and process their travel documents.
Muhammad Lawal Aliyu
3rd SEPTEMBER, 2020