November 26, 2022

Sokoto PWA refunds Pilgrims excess funds

By. musa Ubandawaki Sokoto

Sokoto state Pilgrims welfare Agency has is set to refund excess Fare to 2483 Pilgrims from the state who performed 2022 Hajj exercise.

The permanent Secretary of the Agency, Alhaji  Shehu Muhammad Muhammad Dange disclosed this at a news conference held at the headquarters of the Agency in Sokoto.

He said, the refund is in three categories which includes t

excess Fare from the  national Hajj Commission, Transport between the holy sites in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia and refunds for those who could not perform Hajj exercise due to reasons of illness, lack of Visa or other unforeseen circumstances.

“We are making effort to reconcile with the Hajj registration officers in the  council areas so as to commence immediate refunds to the beneficiaries.

He said 2,483 Pilgrims from the state perform 2022 Hajj  execise with the exception of those who Could not secure Visa and those who could not for reasons of I’ll health.

According to him , the kingdom of Saudi Arabia on its part has refunded the state all that’s due to Pilgrims from the state who performed the year 2022 Hajj exercise.

Dange further explained that, expected from Saudi kingdom includes feeding, transportation and any other Hajj rites that are supposed to be made to Pilgrims by Saudi authority which  they failed to officiate or performed as required in the agreement between NAHCON and Saudi officials.

He called on the 2022 Pilgrims from the state to exercise patience as all that’s due to them would be  refunded in due course.