FILE PHOTO: Nigerian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has announced the 2016 Hajj fares in Northern and Southern Zones of the country.
This is contained in a statement issued by Alhaji Uba Mana, Head of Media of NAHCON, on Saturday in Abuja.
“ The Northern departure zones are: minimum fare N998, 248.92 (with $750 Basic Travel Allowance (BTA), medium fare N1, 047, 498.92 (with $1,000 BTA), and maximum fare N1, 145, 998.92 (with $1,500 BTA).
“The Southern departure zones include: minimum fare N1, 008, 197.42 (with $750 BTA), medium fare N1, 057, 447.42 (with $1,000 BTA) while the maximum fare is N1, 155, 947.42 (with $1,500 BTA). “
The statement advised the States Boards, Agencies and Commissions to speed up the process of collecting the balance of the hajj fares from intending pilgrims.
It also directed the states boards to ensure timely remittance of the balance hajj fare to NAHCON to facilitate early conclusion of necessary arrangements.
The statement, however said that the hajj fare components which include suitcases and uniform are to be determined by the State Pilgrims Boards, Agencies and Commissions.
Source:: PM Newspaper