Jigawa state Pilgrims welfare board says it will refund 2020 Hajj deposit to intending pilgrims in the state.
The executive secretary of the board, Alhaji Sani Alhassan Muhammad made this known in a statement.
He said arrangement has been completed for the refund of the deposit as directed by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria
Alhaji Sani Alhassan Muhammad said the board was directed to refund the deposit to all the intending pilgrims who paid their deposit through the board.
He said each depositor has a right to live the deposit with the board against next year’s hajj exercise if he or she wishes.
Alhaji Sani Alhassan Muhammad said on behalf of the state government the board has sympathised with the depositor who could not perform the 2020 hajj exercise following directive by the Saudi authorities to curtail corona virus infection.