Kano state set to refund money to intending pilgrims
With regards to the 2020 Hajj, Kano State is set to refund money to intending pilgrims.
The Kano Pilgrims Welfare Board (KSPWB) has said that it is ready to refund monies deposited by intending pilgrims.
The Executive Secretary of the board, Alhaji Muhammad Abba, gave the assurance in an interview on Thursday.
Abba said that intending pilgrims who would want their money refunded would get it, while those interested to book for the 2021 batch could leave their money with the board.
He also assured that none of the intending pilgrims who deposited money for the pilgrimage would ‘lose a kobo’.
Recall that the Government of Saudi Arabia recently said that no pilgrims travelling from other countries would participate in the 2020 Hajj due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Saudi Arabia, however, said that Muslims of any nationality residing in Saudi Arabia would be permitted to participate in the Hajj.
According to the Saudi authorities, only intending pilgrim under the age of 65 would be allowed to participate this year and will be tested for COVID-19 on arrival in Mecca.