The Niger State Pilgrims Welfare Board has officially announced the commencement of collection of 2019 Hajj fares as directed by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).
According to the Acting Executive Secretary of the Board, Alhaji Umar Makun Lapai, all intending Pilgrims are expected to deposit an initial payment of One Million (N1,000,000) Naira or One Million, Five Hundred Thousand (N1,500,000) Naira depending on how they want it.
Alhaji Makun made this known during a joint meeting organised by the Board for journalists and all the Area Pilgrims’ Welfare Officers (APWOs) of all the 25 Local Government Areas of Niger State held at the Conference Hall of the Board in Minna.
Alhaji Makun cautioned the indenting Pilgrims to always contact only officials assigned by the Board before depositing or purchasing drafts in any bank in order to guard against fraudsters.
The Acting Sec commended the entire Staff of the Board and the APWOs for having a clean slate in the 2018 Hajj and implore them to do more in the subsequent years.