2024 Hajj: NAHCON Increases Fares, Charges Additional N1.918m - Watchtower media

2024 Hajj: NAHCON Increases Fares, Charges Additional N1.918m

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Sunday night announced an increase in the fares payable by intending Nigerian pilgrim for this year’s Hajj, saying each pilgrim will now have to pay a balance of N1,918,032.91 in accordance with the current foreign exchange rate.

The Hajj body, according to a press release signed by its Assistant Director, Public Affairs, Fatima Sanda Usara, made available to Tribune Online, stated that intending pilgrims have up to 11:59pm on March 28 to pay the balance as it would shut down its system by that time no other payment would be accommodated after. 
With this development, NAHCON stated that any new registration for 2024 Hajj from Sunday, March 24 would attract the full sum of N8,225, 464.74 from the Adamawa/Borno axis. 

From the North zone,fresh depositors, according to the commission, would pay N8, 254, 464.74, while fresh payments from the Southern zone would attract N8, 454, 464.74 as Hajj fare, adding that all categories are to pay within the same deadline.

Usara stated that the increment in fare for this year’s Hajj was necessitated by the harmonisation of the country’s foreign exchange rates.
According to her, “The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) appreciates the high level of understanding and concern that have been demonstrated to it publicly and privately over the 2024 Hajj fare dilemma it has plunged in.

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