Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle, has approved the refund of N50,000 to each of the 1,318 persons in the state who performed the 2022 Hajj.
The Commissioner for Information, Malam Ibrahim Dosara, stated this in a statement issued in Gusau on Wednesday.
He explained that the gesture was part of the state government’s relief measures to ease the economic hardship being faced in the country.
He stated that the Hajj commission had scheduled the refunds to begin from September 12 in each of the state’s 14 local government areas to ensure speedy compliance with the directive of the governor.
“The pilgrims are, therefore, advised to go to their local government areas where they paid their money to collect the N50,000, beginning from September 12,” he added.
Dosara also stated that Matawalle assured of the government’s resolve to improve security, provide infrastructure and other dividends of democracy for the people.
The government also appealed to the people to continue to support its policies and programmes to enable it to deliver on its responsibilities. (NAN)