The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has commenced the announcement of the 2017 Hajj fares. The announcement was made at the ongoing state Muslim Pilgrims’ Welfare boards, agencies and commissions meeting at NAHCON headquarters in Abuja.
So far, six states of Nasarawa, Niger, Kaduna, Kano, Adamawa and Yobe have confirmed the Hajj fares to be paid by pilgrims.
Nasarawa pilgrims are to pay N1,544,894.16 for this year’s hajj, while Niger pilgrims are expected to pay N1,525,483.30, Kaduna, N1,535,503.68, Kano, N1,537,859.97, Adamawa, N1,530,101.08 and Yobe N1,520,101.18.
The packages include $800 Basic Travel Allowance (BTA).
An official of the commission, however, said the packages exclude hadaya (sacrificial ram) fees, which has been fixed at N38,000 for this year’s exercise.
Jaiz Bank Plc is the appointed bank for the collection of the money.