Sales of forms to intending pilgrims for the purpose of registration to perform hajj has been cancelled, the apex hajj regulating body said in a statement on Thursday.
This was part of the resolution reached on Thursday during a post Hajj meeting held by NAHCON with Chief Executives of State Muslim Pilgrims’ Welfare Boards/Agencies (SPWBs).
The meeting was to review operational challenges that arose from 2018 Hajj with a view to finding solutions to them.
The statement said “intending pilgrims are to note that Hajj registration is to be done online, cost of which is five-hundred Naira only (500 Naira only), and these charges are already included in the total Hajj fare.
“No extra amount is to be charged for purchase of Hajj form because Hajj form is obsolete”.
“It was also resolved that as part of measures to safeguard timely planning, state welfare boards should propose a tentative date for airlift of their pilgrims and submit such resolutions to NAHCON within 30 days from date of this meeting.
“State chief executives who spoke on accommodation challenges during the event commended the Madinah pilgrims’ accommodation and appealed to NAHCON to sustain the feat. It was therefore accepted that standard of accommodation in Madinah shall not be lowered. Momentarily, for the Makkan accommodation, a committee comprising two representatives from each geo-political zone was set-up to review possibility of securing large buildings as unified accommodation for Nigerian pilgrims”.