The Executive Secretary of the Kano State Pilgrims Welfare Board, KSPWB, Muhammad Dambatta, on Tuesday announced the sum of N1, 535,754 million as the fare for this year’s Hajj.
Mr Dambatta, who made the announcement in a press conference, said each intending pilgrim would receive the sum of $800 as Basic Travelling Allowance, BTA, out of the aforementioned amount.
The executive secretary explained that the board pegged the amount after due calculations on the rate of US dollar in the forex market as well as reconciliation with National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON.
He added that the amount was also arrived at after calculations on the amount to be expended on each pilgrim throughout the journey, adding that the price tag is uniform for both executive, medium and lower seats.
“After calculations and reconciliations with NAHCON, I hereby announce this year’s Hajj fare as the sum of N1, 535,754.
“This amount arrived after we also calculated how much shall be expended on each pilgrim.
“We also considered the rate of dollar in the forex market in arriving at this amount,” he said
The ES, therefore, called on prospective pilgrims, who paid initial N1.2 million deposit to immediately pay the balance within two weeks.
He also called on those that did not deposit any amount but willing to go to hajj to do so within the two weeks period.