HAJJ 2019: FCT Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board refunds Pilgrims

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The FCT Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has commenced the refund to Pilgrims who paid above the actual hajj fare and performed hajj in 2019.

A statement from the board’s spokesperson, Muhammad Lawal Aliyu said that the refund was as a result of reduction of 2019 hajj fare after review of the services by service providers during the exercise by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).

The Spokesperson explained that all pilgrims who paid the initial hajj fare which was above One million, four hundred and ninety-seven thousand, four hundred and eighty-one naira, sixty-five kobo (N1, 497, 480.65k) for the hajj exercise would benefit from the refund.

Muhammad Lawal advised pilgrims who have paid above the approved hajj fare and participated in the exercise through the Board in 2019 to forward their application for the refund stating their bank account details and receipt of payment as no cash payment would be entertained for the refunds.

According to the Spokesperson, Pilgrims who have already supplied the board with the relevant documents should not bother to apply again as the board has reached an advanced stage in processing the payment of the refund.

He said the relevant document should be submitted to the respective area officers or any official of the Board in the six area councils of the FCT or at the Head Office of the Board located at the Central Area, Abuja to claim the refund.

He explained that Pilgrims who have no bank account are expected to forward letter authorizing the board to pay the money into the third party’s account which the detail shall be provided by the beneficiary.

Muhammad Lawal Aliyu

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