The Kwara State government has granted a N184 million refund for 2,300 pilgrims who made the Hajj to Saudi Arabia in 2018.
The sum of N3 million was paid by 2,300 pilgrims as Hajj fare for the recently finished journey, and this money will be used to reimburse them for any overpayments they made.
The Ilorin office of the Kwara State Muslim Pilgrims’ Welfare Board has begun issuing refunds to travelers.
There are Kwarans and people of other ethnicities among the state’s 16 local government areas’ worth of recipients.
In a statement issued in Ilorin, Alhaji Abdulsalam Abdulkadir, Executive Secretary of the Muslim Pilgrims’ Welfare Board, expressed gratitude to the state government for its prompt disbursement of funds.
To get their N80,000 back, he said, pilgrims should bring their original receipts.
On Monday, September 11, the Executive Secretary said that refund payments would begin and continue until all impacted pilgrims had been compensated.
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