Ogun begins sales of 2020 Hajj forms amidst coronavirus oubreak

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Sodiq Ojuroungbe 

The Ogun State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has announced the sale of 2020 Holy Pilgrimage forms to Makkah and Medinah to interested people in the state despite the outbreak of the pandemic disease, coronavirus.  

The board in a release signed by its Executive Secretary, Alhaji Salau Babatunde said, the intending pilgrims would pay an initial deposit of N1.2 million.  

PLATFORM TIMES reports that the Government of Saudi Arabia had announced suspension of some of its activities including lesser hajj indefinitely over the coronavirus outbreak.  

But, the Ogun Government through its Hajj board, insisted that registration will be on the basis of first come first served.

The statement reads partly,  “The Ogun State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board wishes to inform members of the public, interested in performng the 2020 Holy Pilgrimage to Makkah and Medinah, that Hajj operation has commenced.

“A release signed by the Executive Secretary of the Board, Alhaji Salau Babatunde, stated that intending pilgrims should obtain their Hajj application forms, as well as make Hajj initial deposit of the sum of One Million, Two Hundred Thousand Naira (N1, 200, 000. 00) only with the Board, at Block B, New Secretariat Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

“It also enjoined those who had deposited One Million Naira and above out of their initial Hajj fare with the Board, to kindly submit their International Passport for on-line Visa Application processing with the Saudi Arabia Embassy, noting that early registration would fast track processing of applications.”

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