Federal Capital Territory intending Muslim Pilgrims who made a part payment to perform this year’s Hajj have Friday, April 21 to complete their payments.
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) had on Friday announced N2,919,000 only as Hajj fares for pilgrims from the FCT this year.
The spokesperson of the Federal Capital Territory Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Muhammad Lawal Aliyu, said the deadline was to enable the board to comply with the deadline set by NAHCON for all states and the FCT in respect of payment of Hajj fares for this year.
Aliyu said the payment of the balance by respective intending pilgrims would enable the board to establish its prospective master list for the trip, considering the time frame for the airlift of the intending pilgrims to the holy land.
He said completed amount as required would also enable the board to continue with other travel arrangements as well as the deadline for the balance of payment to NAHCON.
The spokesperson said only those who made the complete payment by the deadline would be registered in the master list for this year’s hajj.
He said intending pilgrims who complete payments would be given the chance to choose the flight they want to join during the airlift to Saudi Arabia on a first-come-first-served basis.
Aliyu said that this year’s hajj orientation exercise would continue on April 29–30 with the second phase of the education and orientation exercise at the Permanent Hajj Transit Camp, Bassan Jiwa, near the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja.