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Hajj commission refunds N747m to Zamfara intending pilgrims

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The Zamfara Hajj Commission has commenced the refund of N747 million to 504 people who deposited their money for Hajj between 2019 and 2023.

The Executive Chairman of the commission, Musa Mallaha, stated this at a press briefing in Gusau on Saturday.

He said Governor Dauda Lawal had approved the release of N218 million each month for payment of the money in installments from December to February.

Mallaha said that the commission would add 92 million to the amount approved by the governor for the refund.

“The governor has approved the refund of N747 million to the beneficiaries in three installments between December 2023 and February 2024.

“As I am speaking to you now, the governor has already released N218 million for the month of December as the first installment.

“The money has already been remitted to the commission’s account.

“We would give priority to beneficiaries who indicated interest in performing the 2024 Hajj exercise, particularly those that deposited some amount with the commission”, Mallaha said.

He pledged to ensure transparency and accountability in carrying out the exercise and appreciated the governor for his support to the commission.

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