2022 Hajj: Kogi sets deadline for payment of fare


File Photo: Nigerian Pilgrims boarding plane for hajj

By Richard Elesho

The Kogi State Hajj Commission has set 15th of May, 2022 as deadline for payment of fares by intending participants in this year’s Muslim pilgrimage exercise to Saudi Arabia.

The commission also indicated an increase in the amount payable.

The fares for the Hajj pilgrimage this year is tentatively fixed at Two million, six hundred and fifty-six thousand naira, (N2, 656,00), higher than the previous year.

The Executive Chairman of the Commission, Sheikh Luqman Imam Abdullahi, made this known in Lokoja.

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He advised intending pilgrims to update their payments to the new amount, emphasizing that the final Hajj fares is yet to come.

The commission explained that the rise in cost was necessitated by the local exchange rate and increase in the value added tax, (VAT), from 5% to 15% by the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

He added that every intending pilgrims should take the Covid-19 vaccination and provide prove, which is a requirement for the Hajj operation.

This information is for those who have already deposited money for last year Hajj and as well as other intending pilgrims and those from other states wishing to go through Kogi state.

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