Oyo State reviews 2023 Hajj fare, fixes N2. 9m

Thu, Apr 13, 2023
By editor


THE Muslim pilgrims from Oyo State have been urged to pay Two million nine hundred and ninety-nine thousand Naira (N2.999m) as 2023 Hajj fare.

Recall that the Oyo State Pilgrim Welfare’s Board (Muslim Wing), while waiting for the final announcement by the NAHCON, had earlier directed the pilgrims to pay the sum of Two Million Six Hundred Thousand Naira (2.6m) as initial deposit for the 2023 Hajj fare.

It therefore called on intending pilgrims, who have made the initial deposit of N2.6m to pay the balance of N399,000 on or before Monday, April 17, 2023.

The Chairman of the Board, Professor Sayed Tunde Malik, said in a statement on Wednesday that the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) with Chief Executive Officers of State’s Pilgrims Welfare Boards on Friday, April 7, 2023 announced and approved the final 2023 Hajj Fares for each State across the nation in which the sum of N2.999m was approved for each intending pilgrim from Oyo State.

The Commission also fixed Friday, April 21, for final remittance of the money paid by all intending pilgrims.

While soliciting for the continued understanding and cooperation of the intending pilgrims, Prof. Malik advised them to make use of the limited time to complete their payments to any of the designated bank accounts of the Board as this will enable the Board to remit the approved fund to the NAHCON and make necessary preparations for their travel arrangements to the Holy Land for the 2023 pilgrimage.

The Board’s Chair also urged all prospective pilgrims, who have completed their payment to immediately come and submit their international passports at the Hajj Camp, Office of the Board, Olodo, Ibadan for travel processing.