Written by Sarah NEGEDU

Board to refund excess charges to FCT pilgrims

Muslim Pilgrims from the nation’s capital, who paid above the actual hajj fare for the 2019 hajj, will soon be getting refunds of the excess payment made.

The FCT Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board said the refund was as a result of reduction of 2019 hajj fare after review of the services by service providers during the exercise by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria.

A statement from the spokesman of the board, Muhammad Aliyu explained that all pilgrims who paid the initial hajj fare which was above N1,497, 480 for the hajj exercise would benefit from the refund.

Lawal advised pilgrims who have paid above the approved hajj fare and participated in the exercise through the Board in 2019 to forward their application for the refund stating their bank account details and receipt of payment as no cash payment would be entertained for the refunds.

The spokesman asked Pilgrims who already supplied the board with the relevant documents not to bother applying again as the board has reached advanced stage in processing the payment of the refund.

He said the relevant document should be submitted to the respective area officers or any official of the Board in the six area councils of the FCT or at the Head Office of the Board located at the Central Area, Abuja to claim the refund.

Pilgrims who have no bank account are however expected to forward letter authorizing the board to pay the money into third party’s account which the detail shall be provided by the beneficiary.



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