The Ogun State Government said that it has begun refunding money to intended pilgrims following the Saudi government’s cancellation of the 2021 Islamic pilgrimage.
According to information obtained by NEWS DIRECT, this is in accordance with the directives of Nigeria’s National Hajj Commission (NAHCON).
The reimbursement of money for the 2020/2021 hajj fee has begun, according to the Ogun State Muslim Pilgrims’ Welfare Board.
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Recall that the cancellation of this year’s hajj to Mecca and Medinah was as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Executive Secretary of the Board, Alhaji Salau Babatunde, said in a statement that intending pilgrims seeking refund should visit the Board’s Secretariat, Block B Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta with evidence of payment receipts and other documents.
Salau stressed that those willing to defer their hajj fare deposits till the 2022 exercise should notify the Board of their decision in order to have them properly documented.
He assured all intending pilgrims not to panic over untoward rumours, saying their money was safe with the State government.