Ilorin - The Kwara Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board said on Monday that it would refund the sum of N6.3 million to 4, 399 pilgrims from the state who performed the Hajj in 2012 and 2013 in Saudi Arabia.
The Board’s Executive Secretary, Hajia Fatimah Abolore-Jimoh, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in llorin that the amount was the remnant of the feeding allowance for the pilgrims in the Holy land, which has been refunded by the Saudi Arabian Government.
Also read: Bauchi State Govt will continue to sponsor pilgrims - Abubakar
Abolore-Jimoh said the affected pilgrims would collect N1, 200 each and payment would commence on Wednesday.
She directed that the affected pilgrims should appear before the board from Wednesday, Dec. 9, with their original travelling documents and photocopies of their passport data page, to collect the money.
The executive secretary warned that the refund would not be done by proxy and that payment would last for only one week.
She added that the board had yet to receive any refund for pilgrims who performed the Hajj in 2014 and 2015.