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2022 Hajj: FCT to refund excess payment to pilgrims

those who paid above the stipulated Hajj Fare would get refunds of the balance through their individual bank accounts.

• September 14, 2022
FCT Pilgrims Welfare Board
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Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) says it will, on September 19, commence the refund of excess payment to pilgrims who participated in the 2022 Hajj.

Director of the board, Muhammad Danmallam, disclosed this in a statement by the spokesperson of the organisation, Muhammad Aliyu, on Wednesday in Abuja.

Mr Danmallam disclosed that all those who paid above the stipulated Hajj Fare would get refunds of the balance through their individual bank accounts.

The director also said all pilgrims who paid more than N2,449,607.89, which was the actual hajj fare, would get a refund of the excess payment.

He explained that the affected pilgrims were to submit their original receipts of payment with account details to the account section of the board or their respective area officers to process the payment.

The director, however, said pilgrims who paid through the Hajj Saving Scheme or balanced their 2022 Hajj fare through the scheme would get a refund through the account they opened for the exercise.

Similarly, Mr Danmallam said those beneficiaries without bank accounts should forward a letter authorising the board to make the payment to the third party account.

He directed them to attach photocopies of the means of identity of the owner of the account to credit for the refund.

The director said 1,584 pilgrims who participated in the 2022 hajj through the board would benefit from the refund out of the 1,993 pilgrims that performed the exercise. 


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