The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), has announced the total Hajj fare for the year 2023 and fixed April 21 as deadline for the payment.
The commission pegged the cost of a seat of Hajj to be paid by Nigerian intending Pilgrims at a total cost of a little less than three million Naira only.
Announcing the fare on Friday at the commission’s Hajj House head office in Abuja, NAHCON Chairman, Alhaji Zikirullah Kunle Hassan said pilgrims flying from Yola and Maiduguri will pay N2,890,000 while those flying from other northern states will pay N2,919,000.00 only.
Pilgrims travelling from Cross River will pay N2,943,000.00, Osun will pay N2,983,000.00 while pilgrims from Lagos, Ogun and Oyo states will pay N2,999,000.000. Alhaji Hassan announced that pilgrims from the south south and south eastern. States will pay N2,968,000.00
He said the difference in the cost is due to the different cost of the airfare component of the fare because some locations are closer to Saudi Arabia.
He also said the commission after meeting g with state chief executives of pilgrim’s boards and agencies agreed that portal for registration of those paying through the Hajj Savings Scheme will be closed today.
He added that the meeting agreed that all intending pilgrims must complete payment of their Hajj fare by April 21.
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