Muslim pilgrims from Oyo State have been urged to pay Two Million Nine Hundred and Ninety-Nine Thousand Naira, 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 an initial deposit for the 2023 Hajj Fare.
It, therefore, called on intending pilgrims who have made the initial deposit of Two Million Six Hundred Thousand Naira (N2.6M) to pay the balance of Three Hundred and Ninety-Nine Thousand Naira (N399,000) on or before Monday, 17th April 2023.
This was revealed by the Chairman of the Board, Professor Sayed Tunde Malik in a statement signed and released to the Press on Wednesday.
The Chairman noted that the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) with Chief Executive Officers of State’s Pilgrims Welfare Boards on Friday 7th April 2023 announced and approved the final 2023 Hajj Fares for each state across the Nation in which the sum of Two Million Nine Hundred and Ninety-Nine Thousand Naira (N2.999M) was approved for each intending pilgrim from Oyo State.
The Commission also fixed Friday 21st April for the final remittance of the money paid by all intending pilgrims.
While soliciting 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 the travel processing.