The Katsina State Government has reported N300,000 as least Hajj deposit by intending pilgrims in the state for the 2018 Hajj.
The Executive Director of the Katsina Pilgrims Welfare Board, Muhammad Abu-Rimi, made the declaration at a news meeting on Wednesday in Katsina.
He said that the compelling date for the beginning of the underlying store is between ”November, 2017 and March 2018”.
The executive director said this took after the mandates given to the state pilgrims’ welfare agencies across the nation to initiate accumulation of 2018 deposit with immediate effect.
‘’I wish to call on people wishing to perform 2018 Hajj to visit our zonal offices nearest to them to register.
‘’They should come with indigene letter from their respective local governments, e-passport, certified bank draft of N300,000 or more, payable to Katsina State Pilgrims Welfare Board, and female pilgrims must have a male guide ‘muharram’.
‘’We wish to call on intending pilgrims to note that the board does not register pilgrims by proxy and does not accept cash payment and anybody who does so should have himself/herself to blame,’’ he said.
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He also said that the pilgrims who performed Hajj not over five years ago would pay extra N163,000 notwithstanding the last Hajj fare to be declared by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) later.