Alternate Fee: Southern Pilgrims to pay N4.8m; Northern Centre, N4.6m – NAHCON
The Nationwide Hajj Fee of Nigeria (NAHCON) has responded to the latest trade price disaster and adjusted the fare for the 2024 Hajj train.
Within the assertion signed by Assistant Director in command of Public Affairs, Fatima Sanda Usara, the pilgrims from Southern Centre will now pay N4,899,000 whereas these from Northern Centre pays N4,699,000 and the pilgrims from the Yola/Maiduguri zone pays N4,679,000.
The Fee in an announcement on Saturday mentioned primarily based on the current worth of the Greenback in comparison with the Naira, Nigerian pilgrims would have needed to pay 6 million naira every for this 12 months’s Hajj if not for the efforts made by the Chairman, Jalal Arabi.
NAHCON additionally emphasised the necessity for all pilgrims to pay up on or earlier than Monday twelfth of February to allow the Fee meet up the twenty fifth of February deadline given by the Saudi Arabia authorities.
The assertion learn in full:
“It could be recalled that the Chairman of, Malam Jalal Ahmad Arabi had initially aimed to keep up the 2024 Hajj fare at N4.5 million that was charged as preliminary deposit. The prospects had remained excessive till the well-known Naira crash that occurred mid-week. Regrettably, the latest instability within the Greenback trade price compelled a mandatory adjustment regardless of commendable efforts by NAHCON Chairman, Jalal Ahmad Arabi to keep up value of the 12 months’s Hajj on the mentioned price.
Chairman Arabi had actively negotiated substantial reductions with service suppliers within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in late January, striving to alleviate prices for intending pilgrims. Nevertheless, the risky forex scenario throughout the week necessitated the Fee to take a drastic choice to consolidate the positive factors achieved in reducing the price of companies for the Hajj, with out which the value of 2024 Muslim pilgrimage may need shot to about N6,000,000 (six million Naira).
Consequently, intending pilgrims from Nigeria’s Southern middle are required to pay N4,899,000 as Hajj fare; these from the Northern middle pays N4,699,000, for the Hajj and pilgrims from Yola and Maiduguri middle pays a price of N4,679,000 for the 2024 Hajj.
Whereas expressing his remorse, Chairman Arabi acknowledged that that is the desire of Allah, as a result of the Fee, going through a good deadline of twenty fifth February, has restricted time to discover additional choices to stay throughout the vary of N4.5million which he assiduously labored for. Consequently, NAHCON declares the possible value of Hajj to satisfy the upcoming remittance deadline.
Intending pilgrims are subsequently suggested to stability their Hajj fare by Monday twelfth of February accordingly to allow the Fee switch the funds earlier than the approaching deadline.
NAHCON assures the general public of its dedication to making sure a easy and profitable Hajj pilgrimage for all individuals regardless of the challenges posed by overseas trade elements. The Fee appreciates the understanding and cooperation of the Nigerian Muslim neighborhood throughout these instances.”