Several intending pilgrims initiated protest over non-inclusion of 2022 Hajj slots

Several of intending pilgrims in Kano have initiated a protest over the non-inclusion in the number of people going for the 2022 Hajj exercise.

Several of intending pilgrims in Kano have initiated a protest over the non-inclusion in the number of people going for the 2022 Hajj exercise.

The intending pilgrims complained that they had not been provided slots despite making complete payment for the same. They stormed the office of the Kano State Pilgrims Board as well as the banking institution that eased their payment via a saving scheme, Jaiz Bank, to communicate their grudges.

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While highlighting that a few of them began saving in 2019, the disappointed persons around 284 stated they made full payment, and no seat was provided to them.

The first group of intending pilgrims from Kano, which was around 400, travelled on Monday, 27 June, to the holy place.

One of the impacted individuals who stated their sorrow, Auwalu Jibrin, said that “We are the ones the National Hajj Commission asked to open an account with Jaiz Bank and submit our money there.”

The state pilgrim board had gathered their passport as well as screened us, and now they knew that they had no seat. He further said, “We are now left abandoned without any assurance.”

Jaiz Bank had told them that there was undoubtedly a problem which they were trying to solve as soon as possible.

In reply, the Kano State Pilgrims Board, via Abba Dambatta, its Executive Secretary, stated that the board was aware of the situation and that the board is also working to solve the issue.

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He also explained that there was no allocation for the ones on the saving scheme, but he said that he would be in Abuja to work to secure the allocation for the unhappy intending pilgrims.

 

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