The Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) is prepared to begin issuing refunds to Intending Pilgrims who have paid deposits for the 2021 hajj and wish to receive their funds.
The reimbursement was made as a result of the Saudi Arabian government canceling the 2021 hajj exercise for foreign nationals, according to a statement from the Board’s spokesperson, Muhammad Lawal Aliyu.
According to the Spokesperson, a total of 1964 intending pilgrims who paid a deposit to participate in the hajj but were unable to do so can recover their money as directed by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria.
He said that those who intend to roll over their deposit to next year’s hajj can preserve their money with the Board in respect of 2022 hajj exercise and get the advantage of getting first priority position during the registration.
He advised those willing to collect their deposits to forward their application for the refund stating their bank account details to the Director of the Board and attach original receipt of payment to process the refund as no cash payment would be entertained for the refunds.
The application for the refund can be submitted to respective Area Officers in the Area Council where the initial deposit was made.
He explained that Pilgrims who have no Bank Account are expected to forward a letter authorizing the Board to pay the money into a third party’s Bank Account with details duly provided by the Depositor.