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NAHCON announces N4.5m deposit for 2024 Hajj

*Meets with chief executives of state Pilgrims Boards





The National HAJJ  commission (NAHCON) has announced the initial Hajj deposit against 2024  Hajj exercise at N4.5m. The chairman of the commission Alh. Zikrullah kunle Hassan,  made the disclosure during a Press briefing at Hajj  House Tuesday in Abuja.

While fielding questions from journalists, the NAHCON chairman, attributed the hike in  Hajj fare to foreign exchange rate of the US dollar against the Naira.

READ ALSO: NAHCON prepares for 2023 Hajj Awards as committee submits report

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In another development, Saudi authorities have  henceforth, directed its Ministry for Hajj affairs to stop issuance of visa  50 days to Arafat, as against the old tradition of issuing visa even few days to the commencement of Hajj rites.

Speaking on the challenges encountered during 2023 hajj operation, concerning the feeding of pilgrims while  at Muna and Arafat, the chairman stated that, the commission had already  written to the service providers in Saudi Arabia for refund, so that the affected pilgrims will be compensated.

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