Executive Director of the Katsina State Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alhaji Suleiman Nuhu-Kuki, said intending pilgrims would be required to deposit a minimum of N2.5 million with the board pending the announcement of the final fare by NAHCON.
Alhaji Suleiman Nuhu-made the disclosure on Monday in Katsina when he addressed a news conference.
“By the receipt of the 95,000 hajj seats approved for Nigeria by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria allocated 4,913 slots to Katsina State.
“Gov Aminu Masari, in line with the figure, approved the revised distribution to the 34 local government areas to effectively mobilise and facilitate continuous registration of intending pilgrims across the state.
“All those wishing to pay their deposits will use this window of opportunity to register on time, as priority will be accorded on a first-come, first-served basis,’’ he said.
Nuhu-Kuki also told newsmen that the board would soon begin pilgrims’ education and enlightenment programmes at its various zones.
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