By Sani Gazas Chinade, Damaturu
The Yobe State Pilgrims Commission has been allocated with a total of 1,960 seats for the year 2024 Hajj exercise by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).
The Executive Chairman of the State Pilgrims Commission Mai Aliyu usman disclosed this to newsmen while briefing top Management of the Commission, Local Government Fare Collectors and other Hajj Stakeholders on Tuesday 12 September 2023 at the Hajj Hall of the Pilgrims Commission Damaturu.
The Chairman of the Commission advised those who made deposit in respect of the 2024 Hajj to ensure that their Hajj deposits reach up to N3,500,000. before the computations and announcement of the final 2024 Hajj fares by NAHCON.
Mai Aliyu explained that due to current realities, the cost for this year’s Hajj is projected to go upward and therefore stressed the need for the Intending Pilgrims to top up their deposit and await the final announcement of the 2024 Hajj fares by NAHCON.
He further said that the education and orientation exercise of the Intending Pilgrims is expected to start prepretion immediately.