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Hajj News: Danbatta expresses concern as Kano pilgrims risk missing payment deadline

Following new Hajj Pilgrimage Rules created by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that allows all 2024 Intending Pilgrims Countries to pay their monies, Kano State seems to be lagging behind in preparations 40 days to the closure of the official payment portals.

The immediate past Executive Secretary of Kano State Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alhaji Abba Danbatta, expressed concern that less than 300 intending pilgrims from the state have paid.

Speaking to newsmen in Kano on Monday, Danbatta called on the National Hajj Commission and state pilgrims boards to embark on massive sensitization on the modes and timing of the payment of Hajj fares.

“It remains only 40 days left for the closure of the payment of Hajj fares, in Kano those who have paid are not many. I think adequate enlightenment would help immensely in ensuring that the set objectives were being achieved,” he said.