Kaduna announces N1m Hajj fare for 2016 pilgrims
//Ojo Shola, Kaduna//
Intending pilgrims from Kaduna State for the 2016 Hajj are to pay one million, sixty-eight thousand, six hundred naira (N1,068,600:00), Overseer of Kaduna State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Imam Hussain Sulaiman Tsoho has declared.
The fare, which was contained in a statement signed by the board’s Public Relations Officer, Yunusa Muhammad Abdullahi, quoted the Overseer urging the intending pilgrims to hasten settlement of their remaining balance in good time to enable the board pay the NAHCON in sue time.
According to him, “the state government has approved N1,019,350:00 as minimum fare with $750 dollars as Basic Travelling Allowance (BTA) and N1,068,600:00 as medium fare with $1,000 dollars BTA.
“All prospective pilgrims from the state have already made deposits of minimum of N800,000:00′, said the statement.
“All the intending pilgrims are expected to complete payment in their respective registration centres on or before June 20, 2016 as this would enable the board complete necessary arrangements in collaboration with National Hajj Commission of Nigeria.” The statement read.
While noting that defaulters risk forfeiting their chance to make the trip as NAHCON has also fixed deadline for remittance of the fare, Imam Tsoho assured the pilgrims of the board’s commitment towards providing first class services to the intending pilgrims in order to attain an acceptable hajj by all the pilgrims from the state.
He however commended the state government for providing all the necessary support to the board in ensuring the success of the hajj.
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