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Hajj fare: Board fixes June 16 as deadline for payment

The Kwara Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has fixed Friday as deadline for the completion of payment of this year’s Hajj fare by all prospective pilgrims travelling through the board.

Its Executive Secretary, Alhaji Mohammed Tunde-Jimoh, announced this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in llorin.

He advised all intending pilgrims to pay up their balance on or before that date, or forfeit their seats, warning that there would be no extension of the deadline

Tunde-Jimoh said the fixing of the deadline was necessitated by the directive of the National Hajj Commission (NAHCON) that all state Muslim pilgrims welfare boards should submit all travelling documents of their intending pilgrims.

The Secretary requested prospective pilgrims who had completed payment of the fare, to submit their e-passport to the Board before June 16.

He expressed gratitude to the state government for its support to the Board towards ensuring hitch-free preparations for the Hajj.

A total of 2,168 and 20 officials from the state are expected to perform the pilgrimage.

NAN reports that all intending pilgrims in the state had deposited N1million, leaving a balance of N400,000.

The sum of N1.4 million is being charge as Hajj Fare this year.

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