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Jigawa pilgrims will pay least fare for 2019 Hajj – Official

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The Jigawa State Pilgrims Welfare Board, JSPWB, says intending pilgrims from the state  will pay the least Hajj fare in the country for the 2019 pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.

The Public Relations Officer, PRO of JSPWB, Hashimu Kanya, disclosed to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN in Dutse on Monday, that the state government had reduced the fare.

Mr Kanya explained that the new fare for the intending pilgrims was now N1, 464,322.12  as against the former fare of about N1.6 million.

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The PRO explained that under the new rate, intending pilgrims who deposited N1, 513,798.10 for the highest class of seat would now be refunded N49, 475.98.

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According to him those who deposited N1, 500,000.00 for the minimum class of seat will be refunded N35, 677.88.

Mr Kanya stated that those who deposited N1, 000,000.00 for another category of seat would have a balance of N464, 322.12.

He pointed out that all the pilgrims would receive $800 each as Basic Travelling Allowance , BTA.

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