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Nigeria: Simply in – Governor Subsidies 2024 Hajj for Kano Pilgrims

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PREMIUM TIMES reported how the NAHCON has elevated the speed for the 2024 Hajj citing overseas alternate price adjustment.

The Governor of Kano State, Abba Yusuf, on Wednesday, introduced a N500,000 subsidy for intending pilgrims to the hajj from the state.

Mr Yusuf in a press release he posted on his Fb web page stated intending pilgrims from Kano who initially deposited their charges for pilgrimage to Mecca pays N1.4 million as towards the N1.9 million introduced by the Nationwide Hajj Fee of Nigeria (NAHCON).

“Following the sudden improve of N1.9 million Hajj fare improve by the Nationwide Hajj Fee of Nigeria, I’ve permitted a subsidy of N500,000 every for intending pilgrims from Kano, embarking on the 2024 pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.

“With this, intending pilgrims who’ve registered and paid the preliminary complete deposit of N4.7 million and N4.5 million with the State Pilgrims Board will now deposit N1.4 million out of the N1.9 million improve,” the governor posted.

PREMIUM TIMES reported that the NAHCON elevated the speed for the hajj citing overseas alternate price adjustment.

About 49,000 pilgrims who had earlier paid the previous charges of N4.9 million every to the fee are to pay a further N1.9 million every on or earlier than 28 March, whereas new registration has been fastened at N8.5 million.

This price adjustment was contained in a press release issued by the spokesperson of NAHCON, Fatima Sanda-Usara, on Sunday.

Explaining the explanation for the hike, the fee acknowledged that the alternate price of N1,474.00 to a greenback made it crucial to regulate.

In keeping with the assertion, about 49,000 intending pilgrims beneath the general public quota paid N4.9 million to the fee when the naira was nonetheless at N897 to a greenback on the banks.

The fee acknowledged that its efforts to keep up the prevailing fare have been futile, therefore the choice to announce a brand new price.


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