Bauchi approves N2.5bn subsidy for intending pilgrims

Bauchi approves N2.5bn subsidy for intending pilgrims

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has agreed to pay 50% of the extra increment of the 2024 Hajj fare for the intending pilgrims from the state.

This implies the state authorities can pay a subsidy of ₦959,000 for every of the 1,652 intending pilgrims from the state totalling ₦2.5bn.

This was disclosed by the state Commissioner for Faith Affairs and Group Orientation, Alhaji Yakubu Hamza, on Friday whereas briefing newsmen on the event on the Authorities Home, Bauchi.

The commissioner defined that “benefiting intending pilgrims comprise those that have already paid the increment and people who are but to decide to the event in addition to those that have been being awarded a Hajj slot by the state authorities.”

Additionally talking, the Government Secretary of the Bauchi State Pilgrims Welfare Board, Imam Abdulrahman Idris, defined that “intending pilgrims who’ve registered and paid the preliminary deposit of N4.7 million and N4.5 million with the State Pilgrims Board will now deposit ₦959,000 out of the N1.9 million enhance.”

The Nationwide Hajj Fee had elevated the fare for the 12 months 2024 pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia by N1,918,032.91.

The fee additionally set March 28, 2024, because the deadline for intending pilgrims to make their funds.

It attributed the rise in fares to the overseas trade disaster rocking the nation.

NAHCON had initially pegged the fare for this 12 months’s pilgrimage at N4.9m, however the fee is now asking those that have paid the preliminary quantity so as to add a stability of N1.9m elevating the quantity to N6.8m.

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