Sanwo-Olu Returns N141,000 To Muslim Pilgrims


Muslim pilgrims from Lagos State will get a discount of N141,000 each from the government in accordance with the proposal of the National Hajj Commission (NAHCOM).

The advancement pursued the audit of the expense of the journey by the commission, which prompted the decrease of the charge effectively paid by the explorers across the country.
The updates on the discount were uncovered on Wednesday by Amir of Lagos Hajj Delegation to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Abdul-Lateef Abdul-Hakeem, during the orientation composed for pilgrims in the state by NAHCOM.

He said:-

“We usually make intending pilgrims pay deposit of the total fare.

So, whenever the National Hajj Commission prescribes the Hajj fare, we always ask pilgrims to pay more. But this time around, what they paid was far above what they should pay. We have to refund the money to the pilgrims. It is their money and we have no right to appropriate their money.”

Refunding the pilgrims of the excess, Mr Abdul-Hakeem said, this shows that the government of Babajide Sanwo-Olu has zero tolerance for corruption adding that Lagos would be paying back an amount far above what other states would refund because Lagos pilgrims paid more than their counterparts in other states.

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