Kano State Pilgrims Welfare Board (KSPWB), says it has reimbursed over N440 million deposited for the 2020 Hajj exercise to the intending pilgrims.
It comes after Saudi Arabia cancelled 2020 Hajj for international travellers, limiting it only to residents of the Kingdom in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Executive Secretary of the Board, Muhammad Abba told the News Agency of Nigeria the board refunded 423 intending pilgrims who applied for the refund.
Abba disclosed that the Board had reimbursed over N440 million to 423 intending pilgrims who applied for the refund.
“A total of 1,794 intending pilgrims registered for the 2020 Hajj operation in the state.
“Some 423 intending pilgrims applied for the refund of the money deposited which had been paid.
“The remaining 1,371 wish to deposit money for the 2021 Hajj exercise.”
Abba added that the repayment was made to the intending pilgrims in the 44 Local Government Areas of the state.
He urged intending pilgrims seeking repayment to apply to the Board through its offices in their respective areas.
NAN reports that the Saudi authorities cancelled the 2020 Hajj Exercise due to the Coronavirus pandemic. (NAN)