3rd November, 2022
Kaduna State Pilgrims Welfare Agency has begun the refund of excess money paid by 1, 046 pilgrims who performed the 2022 Hajj in Saudi Arabia from the state.
Dr Yusuf Arrigasiyyu, Executive Secretary of the agency said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Kaduna.
He explained that each of the 1, 046 pilgrims will be refunded N115, 692.11.
The executive secretary further said that other pilgrims totalling 1,443, who performed the Hajj from the state, will be refunded through Jaiz Bank.
Arrigasiyyu said the refund began on Monday with pilgrims from Zaria, Sabon Gari, Soba and Lere Local Government Areas (LGAs).
He added that pilgrims from Ikara, Kubau, Makarfi and Kudan LGAs were paid on Tuesday, followed by those in Igabi, Giwa, Kaduna North and Kaduna South.
Arrigasiyyu said other pilgrims from Chikun, Kajuru, Jema’a, Kachia, Jaba, Kaura, Kagarko, Sanga, and Zangon Kataf would receive their refunds between Wednesday and Thursday.
The executive secretary said a total of N147 million will be refunded to the 1, 046 pilgrims by the agency.