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Intending Pilgrims To Pay N2.9 For 2023 Hajj Exercise, Says Agency

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By Abdulwaheed Olayinka Adubi, Kaduna.

Kaduna State Pilgrims Welfare Agency has announced that each intending pilgrim will pay the sum of two million, nine hundred and nineteen thousand naira(N2.919 000) as fare for this year’s Hajj exercise.

The rise in the Hajj fare was attributed to many factors which includes cost of accomodation, vat, rise in dollar rate, aviation fuel and distance amongst others.

The Executive Secretary, Kaduna State Pilgrims Welfare Agency, Dr. Yusuf Arrigasiyyu disclosed this during a press briefing at the Agency’s headquarter in Kaduna.

Yakubu Arrigasiyyu, charged interested and intending pilgrims to hurry and complete their payment before the 21st of April, 2023.

He explained that seats would be replaced for anyone who fails to complete their payment and that the agency had been directed by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) to forward all payments made so far before April 22.

“This year, Kaduna state has been allocated 5,987 slots by Nigeria National Hajj Commission which has been exhausted but we have requested for about 500 more slots to meet up with demands.”

Speaking further, the Executive Secretary, also reminded the intending pilgrims to make sure they participate in the bi-weekly pilgrim training and enlightenment program taking place across registration centers located in the 23 Local Government Areas of the State.

Dr. Arrigasiyyu assured intending pilgrims of the Agency’s readiness of a smooth Hajj exercise, adding that, they had already secured the best accommodation near the Haram Mosque in Makkah for easy accessibility.

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