The Kwara governor authorizes 2,300 pilgrims to receive a N184 million refund.
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State has approved a N184 million refund for 2,300 pilgrims who performed the holy pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia this year.
The money is to cater for the refund of excess payments by the 2,300 pilgrims that paid the sum of N3 million as Hajj fare for the just concluded pilgrimage.
The Kwara State Muslim Pilgrims’ Welfare Board, Ilorin, has already commenced the refund to the pilgrims.
The beneficiaries who cut across the 16 local government areas in the state also include Kwarans and non-Kwarans.
The Executive Secretary of the Muslim Pilgrims’ Welfare Board, Alhaji Abdulsalam Abdulkadir, in a statement in Ilorin, thanked the state government for the timely release of the money.
He advised all the concerned pilgrims to come with original receipts for the collection of their N80,000 refund.
The Executive Secretary further disclosed that the payment of the refund, which commenced on Monday,September 11, would continue until all the affected pilgrims were duly refunded.