Jigawa State Pilgrim Welfare Board has concluded arrangements to deposit N1,867,362,500 to the National Hajji Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) as a payment of 50 percent of the total Hajji seats allocated to the state.
The Director of Operation of the Jigawa Pilgrim Welfare Board, Alhaji Ahmad Umar Labbo stated this while briefing newsmen on their preparation for the 2023 Hajji exercise.
He explained that the NAHCO has allocated a total of 1,525 Hajji Seat to Jigawa state and they have already released 80 percent ‘of the allocation to the 27 local government areas of the state.
“The substantial amount of these seats have already been sold including 441 paid through Hajji saving in Jaiz Bank.
“However about 200 hundred were paid in GT bank. As the selling is ongoing I am optimistic that before the end of this February, the board will exhaust all the allocation.
“So I am calling on all intending pilgrims to quickly go to their nearest Centre officer for further explanation on how to pay for the Hajji seat before it finished,” Labbo stated
The Director of Operation, however, revealed that their board has already secured accommodations for their pilgrims in Mecca and it is very close to Ka’aba for easy spiritual exercise.