Katsina announces 2014 hajj fares

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State Pilgrims Welfare Board has announced 2014 hajj fares for intending pilgrims. board’s Executive , Alhaji Ahmad Hassan, made this known when he briefed newsmen in Sunday. Hassan said the board also paid N1.1 billion the Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) as part payment for the 4,439 hajj seats allocated the state.

He said the state approved N689,061 as minimum fare with 750 dollars as Basic Travelling Allowance (BTA), N726,561 as medium fare with 1,000 dollars BTA. The maximum fare is N804,561 and it  attracts 1,500 dollars BTA.


Hassan urged the intending pilgrims hasten settlement of their remaining balance in good time enable the board pay the NAHCON the remaining 50 per cent of the fares. According him, this will enable the to secure and guarantee the state’s allocation.

He explained that the seats had already been allocated the 34 local governments areas in the state where balloting were conducted among the intending pilgrims ensure justice and fairness.

The executive said pregnancy tests for female intending pilgrims had been  conducted, and that a workshop and vaccination would take place after the Ramadan fasting.

He said the board had secured befitting accommodation for intending pilgrims at Mecca  and Medina.

The commended the state for providing all the to NAHCON in ensuring the of the hajji. (NAN)