The Niger State Pilgrims Welfare Board has officially announced the commencement of collection of 2019 Hajj fares as directed by the National Hajj Commission (NAHCON).
All the 2019 intending Pilgrims are to deposit an initial payment of One Million (#1,000,000) Naira or One Million, Five Hundred Thousand (#1,500,000) Naira depending on how you want it. This was disclosed today by the Acting Executive Secretary of the Board Alh Umar Makun Lapai during a joint meeting/seminar for Press and all the Area Pilgrims Welfare Officers (APWOs) of all the 25 Local Government Areas of the State in the Conference Hall of the Board in Minna.
Alh Makun cautioned the intending Pilgrims to always contact only officials assigned by the Board before depositing or purchasing drafts in any bank in order to guard against fraudsters.
The Acting Sec commended the entire Staff of the Board and the APWOs for having a clean slate in the 2018 Hajj and implore them to do more in the subsequent years.
*Photo: Gov Abubakar Sani Bello