Niger State Pilgrims Welfare Board said it has resolved that next year’s 2023 hajj fare, would be based on this year’s fare, which was N2.5m as deposit, pending the outcome of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, (NAHCON) directives.
This was disclosed by the board Executive Secretary, Alhaji Umar Makun Lapai, while speaking with newsmen after meeting with critical stakeholders to understudy the activities of 2022 hajj exercise.
He said the meeting was aimed at assessing the 2022 hajj exercise, synergize to ensure that the achievements of this year’s exercise be improved and unveiled the commencement of the activities of 2023 hajj exercise.
Alhaji Makun Lapai further explained that payment for the exercise could be either through Hajj Savings Scheme or Pay-as-you-go, and appealed to members of the board to help sensitize the public on the existence of the scheme.
He said “we have proposed seat allocation based on this year’s slot given to some local government areas.
“Whatever be the final allocations from NAHCON, will determine what each local government will get”, he added.
He said the board had the capacity to accommodate up to 5,000 seat allocation, while other proposals were subject to the approval of the state government.