- Some pilgrims have had to stay behind for this year’s Hajj as an officer decided to play a clever game with them
- It’s like the officers has refused to transfer the money destined for the Hajj trip to his account, preventing pilgrims from attending the event
- However, this development has about 150 intended pilgrims in Affected state of Niger at the moment, although the state welfare agency set up a panel to investigate the matter, the state of Niger would not conduct this year’s Hajj due to the failure of Area Pilgrims Officer (APO), Nma Ndagana, to pay millions of naira into his account.
According to a report by the Daily Trust, about 150 intended pilgrims deposited into the APO’s personal bank account as he instructed them, rather than this officially off
Niger State Pilgrims Welfare Board secretary Alhaji Umar Maku Lapai, who confirmed the development, said a committee had already been set up to investigate the allegations.
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However, he did not specify the number of intended pilgrims involved and explained that the complaints came in batches and still more and more people came forward with similar complaints.
Alhaji Lapai added that the number of people registered by the APO is higher than the allocation allocated to his local government and to him alone for the allocated number of people for his local government.
He confirmed the following:
“ In the case of Bida, the number of pilgrims he (APO) registered was over the time window n that he was asked to register. Those to whom he paid their money to us got visas. Those who deposited their money into his account had problems.”
The errant officer will not travel, reveals Lapai
Lapai also explained that, If the allegations were found to be true, the officer involved was not allowed to travel, adding that the board would not accept responsibility for money deposited into individual accounts.
However, he could not explain the whereabouts of the APO.
Kano Hajj Commission drops hundreds of intended pilgrims,
reasons intended pilgrims in another report in Kano state lamented their exclusion from the cut for the holy pilgrimage to Mecca, despite having made the appropriate payment.
Some aggrieved, intended pilgrims flocked to the of the Jaiz Bank, the head of the office, which is accredited by the state pilgrimage authority first financial institution to protest.
In Sokoto state, bandits attack convoy of Hajj-bound Muslims
The intended pilgrims were scheduled to arrive on Tuesday, March 21. June, flying to Saudi Arabia until 7.30am before the bandit attack on Monday June 20.
Local residents of the area reported that the bandits stopped the convoy along the Gundumi forest would have attacked. However, security escorts were able to intercept the attack.