The Niger State Pilgrims Welfare Board has closed its refund with a total roll over of one thousand, nine hundred and sixty eight (1968) pilgrims.
The above assertion was made by the Executive Sec of the Board Alh Umar Makun Lapai during a meeting with the Board Members. He further disclosed that a total sum of 0ne billion, two hundred and twenty five million, five hundred thousand (N1, 225, 500,000) Naira was refunded to a total number of eight hundred and thirty four (834) pilgrims across the State.
The Secretary expressed the Board’s dismay over the attitudes of some Area Pilgrims Officers who applied for refund of some Pilgrims without their consent, which made the pilgrims to turn to the Board for assistance.
Alh Umar Makun expressed his satisfaction to the entire Board members and Staff for their continued support and understanding despite all the challenges of the global pandemic COVID 19 and DELTA. And concluded by praying to Allah to bring an end to this menace and urged all to take it as a test from Allah believing that after every hardship, there is relief.