Intending Pilgrims who have made deposit for the forthcoming hajj with the Federal Capital Territory Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board have till Friday 21st April to complete their payment of Hajj fare as announced by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) of Two Million, Nine hundred and nineteen thousand naira (N2,919,000.00) only.
A statement by the Public Relationship Officer of the Board, Muhammad Lawal Aliyu who disclosed this in Abuja said the deadline was to enable the board meet up with the deadline set by NAHCON to all states and FCT in respect of payment of Hajj fare for this year.
The statement explained that the payment of the balance by respective Intending Pilgrims would enable the Board establish its prospective master list for the trip considering the time frame for the airlift of the Intending Pilgrims to the holy land.
He disclosed that balancing of the required amount would also enable the Board continue with other travelling arrangements as well as meet up with the deadline for the balance of payment to the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).
The spokesperson emphasized that only Intending Pilgrims who made the complete payment of two Million, nine hundred and nineteen thousand naira by the deadline would be registered in the master list of the Board for this year’s hajj exercise.
He added that intending Pilgrims upon completion of their payment would be given the chance to choose the flight they want to join during the airlift to Saudi Arabia on first-come-first-served basis.
He also disclosed that the activities for this year’s hajj exercise would continue on Saturday 29th April and Sunday 30th April 2023 with second phase of the education and Orientation exercise at the Permanent Hajj Transit camp, Bassan Jiwa near the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja.
Muhammad Lawal Aliyu
PRO FCT- MPWB
8th April 2023