…Fixes N4.5m as minimum deposit
THE National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has allocated a total of 1764 seats to Osun State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board in preparatory for the 2024 Hajj exercise to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
NAHCON also fixed a sum of N4.5m as minimum deposit for intending pilgrims.
The was disclosed on Wednesday by the Chairman of the Osun Muslim Pilgrim Board, Dr Moruf Ishola, while featuring on an Osun State Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC) radio program.
Ishola explained that exchange rate is responsible for the increment in the hajj fare.
He implored all intending pilgrims in the State to top up their deposits and await the next official announcement of the final hajj fare by the board.
While promising a hitch free Hajj 2024, Ishola disclosed that the board has commenced registration of intending pilgrims to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Ishola highlighted that all categories of age are allowed to perform Hajj operation as an act of worship to Allah, maintaining that intending pilgrims who are elderly should be accompanied by those who are relatively younger and stronger so as to assist in taking good care of them.
In his remarks, the Administrative Secretary of the board, Mr Muritala Fakunle, reiterated that the coming 2024 Hajj will be a success story, assuring all intending pilgrims who have already made financial deposit with the board of readiness of fairness and transparency in the final selection processes.
Fakunle declared that the principle of first come, first served would be strictly enforced.
He noted that international passports of the intending pilgrims and their initial minimum deposit of N4.5m should be ready on or before the 5th of February, 2024.