Hajj: Jigawa board urges pilgrims to complete payment February 9
The Jigawa State Pilgrims Welfare Board has urged intending pilgrims to complete payment for the 2024 Hajj exercise in Saudi Arabia before the Feb. 9 dateline.
This is contained in a statement by Murtala Usman, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the board, on Wednesday in Dutse.
Mr Usman said the measure would enable the board to meet the Feb. 12 deadline by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).
He quoted the Director-General of the board, Ahmed Labbo, as saying that intending pilgrims from the state would pay N4.6 million Hajj fares.
Mr Labbo directed personnel of the board to work diligently towards ensuring that the intending pilgrims completed their payment before the expiration of the dateline.
He said the board had trained 27 Hajj Center Officers and facilitators to facilitate training of the pilgrims on the tenets of the Hajj.
“They will train pilgrims on obligations, tenets and cardinal principles of the Hajj”.
According to him, proper education of the pilgrims will prepare them to conduct the Hajj in accordance with the teachings of Islam, and be good ambassadors of the country.
NAHCON has allocated 1,518 seats to Jigawa for the 2024 Hajj exercise.
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