The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), on Thursday directed states Mulsim Pilgrims Welfare Boards to Commence 2019 Hajj registration with immediate effect.
The directive was given during a post Hajj joint meeting with Chief Executives of State Muslim Pilgrims’ Welfare Boards/Agencies (SPWBs) held to review 2018 Hajj and preparations for 2019.
A statement signed by the NAHCON head of public affairs division Fatima Sanda Usara says “late registration of pilgrims was identified as a major setback in the success of Hajj operations, hence, it was resolved that all state welfare boards should commence online registration of intending pilgrims.”
‘The meeting also agreed to tentatively peg the Hajj fare at 1.5 million Naira (one million, five hundred thousand Naira) pending final calculations. If the fare is deposited by installments, it was agreed that all payment should be concluded by February 2019.”