Aug 8, 2022

Mawazo Writing Africa

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In Kano, Hajj Commission Drops Hundreds of Intending Pilgrims, Gives Reason –

  • Many prospective pilgrims in Kano State will miss this year’s Hajj practice in Saudi Arabia despite having paid in full
  • The prospective pilgrims concerned came out in large numbers to protest at the headquarters of Jaiz Bank, which is the accredited bank for payments.
  • Meanwhile, the National Hajj Commission (NAHCON) revealed the reason for the exclusion Some individuals were excluded from the cut for the holy pilgrimage to Mecca despite payment due to the limited slots allotted to Nigeria.

    As reported by the Daily Trust newspaper, some disadvantaged flocked Pilgrims flocked to the stage to protest at the head of the office of Jaiz Bank, the accredited financial institution of the State Pilgrim Board.

    They said they were amazed they didn’t make it , the end to reach valid number of travelers despite paying in full the money they have saved since 2019.

    Meanwhile, reports have that 400 intended pilgrims who represent the first group in Kano State, were flown to Mecca for Hajj on Monday, June 27.

    Auwalu Jibrin, one of the intended pilgrims during the reaction revealed the situation that they were instructed by the state pilgrimage authority to save their money at the Jaiz Bank. He explained that before the unfortunate event, the board had collected her passport for the necessary verification to certify her for the trip.

    He said:

    “We are now stranded without any assurance. Jaiz Bank has told us that of course there is an issue and they are working to ratify the issue.”

    NAHCON responds to hundreds of intended pilgrims being dropped

    Meanwhile, a source said the situation was normal as it became imperative that some people drop because of the limited allocation Saudi Arabia has given Nigerians for this year’s Hajj exercise

    A source from the National Hajj Commission (NAHCON) reiterated that some intended pilgrims could not make the cut due to the limitation of the space allocated to the board.

    For its part, Kano Pilgrims Board Executive Secretary Abba Dambatta told the Daily Trust that the board is doing its best to resolve the issue, noting that there was no allocation for this year those who gave savings plans especially for those from Jaiz Bank.

    However, he said that he would travel to Abuja to seek the allocation ion for the 284 intended pilgrims.< /p>