John Abiodun, Ado Ekiti
Ekiti State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has begun the refund of the outstanding Basic Traveling Allowances (BTA) to the 2016 pilgrims.
Chairman of the Board, Alhaji Abdul Lateef Agbaje said that the Governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose, approved and directed the board to immediately begin disbursement of the funds to the affected pilgrims.
Agbaje reiterated the Fayose administration’s commitment to the welfare of Ekiti people, stressing that transparency and accountability remained the watchwords for governance in the State.
He assured that the State had put machineries in place to ensure safety of lives and property of pilgrims from the State and as well guaranteed adequate care for them.
The board chairman urged Muslims in the State who wish to perform this year’s hajj to obtain forms at the office of the Board at the State Secretariat complex in Ado Ekiti.