Kano State Pilgrims Welfare Board, KSPWB announced the sum of N1, 535,754 million as the fare for this year’s intending Pilgrim to Saudi Arabia.
The Executive Secretary of the board, Muhammad Dambatta made the announcement in a press conference.
He said each intending pilgrim would receive the sum of $800 as Basic Travelling Allowance,BTA, out of the aforementioned amount.
The Executive Secretary explained that the state pilgrims board arrived at the amount after due calculations on the rate of US dollar in forex market and reconciliation with National Hajj Commission of Nigeria,NAHCON.
He added that the amount also pegged after calculations on the amount to be expended on each pilgrim throughout the journey, adding that the price is uniform for both executive, medium and lower seats.
After calculations and reconciliations with NAHCON, i hereby announce this year’s hajj fare as the sum of N1, 535,754. This amount arrived after we also calculated how much shall be expended on each pilgrim.
We also considered the rate of dollar in the forex market in arriving at this amount, he said
The ES therefore called on prospective pilgrims, who paid initial N1.2 million deposit to immediately pay the balance within two weeks.
Malam Danbatta, thanks the state government, NAHCO and last year’s Pilgrims from the state for complying with the laid down rules and regulations governing the conduct of the exercises from Nigeria to the holy land, situation that lead Kano to record alot of success.
He also called on those that did not deposit any amount but willing to go to hajj to do so and those who deposit to complete the amount within the two weeks period.
Source: Voice of Nigeria