Kaduna - The Kaduna State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has fixed July 15 as deadline for payment of Hajj fares by prospective pilgrims from the state.
The deadline is contained in a statement signed by the Board’s Public Relations Officer, Alhaji Yunusa Abdullahi in Kaduna on Monday.
The statement quoted Abdullahi as saying the deadline would enable the Board to make adequate preparations for the 2015 holy pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.
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He said pilgrims were expected pay N772,942.36 as minimum fare with 750 dollars Basic Travelling Allowance (BTA), while those paying for medium fare would pay N812,942.36 for 1,000 dollars BTA.
He added that all intending pilgrims had up to July 15 to complete payment, to enable the Board to conclude arrangements with the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).
He quoted Alhaji Abdurrahman Mahmoud, the Permanent Secretary, Bureau of Religious Affairs (Islamic Matters), as assuring the intending pilgrims of the Board’s commitment toward providing them first class services.
He said 5,628 registered prospective pilgrims were expected to perform this year’s hajj from Kaduna State.