NASARAWA pilgrims Board begins investigation into allegations of fraud

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The Nasarawa State Muslims Pilgrims Welfare Board says it has begun investigation into allegations of fraud by some staff of the board on this year’s Hajj.

At a news briefing in Lafia, the Public Relations Officer of the Board, Abdulrrazak Muahmmad said the move followed complaints by some intending pilgrims of the Hajj fare.

Muahmmad said about 20 intending pilgrims from different Local Government Areas of the state had accused some staff of the board of corruption.

“They alleged that they paid the prescribed hajj fares to some staff of the Board but wondered why they could not find their names on the list released by the Board.”

Muhammad said anyone found culpable would be sanctioned.

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