Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Why 2017 Hajj fare is high: NAHCON

By News Express on 24/07/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 729


The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Monday attributed the hike in Hajj fare to the current economic depression and devaluation of Naira against major currencies.

Alhaji Ibrahim Yusuf, the NAHCON Commissioner for Policy, Personnel Management and Finance, made the assertion in Ilorin, at a day sensitisation for stakeholders.

Yusuf said that intending pilgrims would have paid about N700,000, if the value of Naira had not fallen at the international market.

He said that there was remarkable reduction in the transport, accommodation and feeding in Saudi Arabia when compared with 2016 Hajj.

The NAHCON commissioner said that the economic situation in the country was responsible for the hike in Hajj fare.

“The commission has tried its best to reduce the fare, but we have no control over the dollar rate at the forex market,” Yusuf said.

According to him, the 2017 Hajj fare would have gone above N2 million,

but for the efforts of the commission in negotiating for lower rates directly for accommodation in Makkah and Madinah.

In his remarks, Alhaji Mohamned Tunde-Jimoh, the Executive Secretary, Kwara Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, said that the board had put in place necessary arrangement for the comfort of all intending pilgrims.

He advised intending pilgrims from the state not to carry Kolanut and other prohibited items to the Holy Land.

NAN reports that each of the intending pilgrims from Kwara paid about N1.5 million as Hajj fare for 2017. (NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 24/07/2017 9:35:01 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Sigh of relief in Kano as Kwankwaso suspends...

Over 100 kidnapped along road in northern Nigeria...

Ijaw youths queue behind Reps on consolidated passage...

NSA, NIA clash over Ikoyi billions

Unification of Governors’ Forum another masterstroke by Amaechi,...

Robbers kill fuel station manager in Kaduna

NDDC MD Nsima Ekere in financial mess •Court...

Anambra commits to peaceful resolution of boundary disputes...

DMO raises hope for economic recovery

NFF names coaches for various national teams

Arik Air accuses Presidency of poaching pilots

We’ve been vindicated by Babachir’s sack: APC

 

Latest News Operation Python Dance: IPOB discovers site where slain members were secretly buried •Alerts International Community Woman collapses at Benin Airport while awaiting Atiku We are working with some PDP Senators to remove Saraki — APC Kidnapper dies from drug taken at crime scene Army uncovers Boko Haram recruitment link on social media Nigeria’s democracy must not fail, Turaki warns Nigeria ranked among dangerous countries for aid workers How Kwankwaso stashed Kano's $1million in Ukraine — Ganduje Food insecurity: 3.7m Nigerians in danger– Sen. Abdullahi Bayelsa community bemoans distortion of creeks near Shell’s oilfields Alleged contempt: Court insists IGP must arrest INEC boss 500 PDP members defect to APC in Jigawa

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (376,542 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (365,943 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (295,640 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (241,384 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (221,976 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (216,805 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (192,119 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (174,281 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (159,383 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (157,831 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (152,334 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (142,745 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (56) Business & Economy (3,445) Business Verdict (48) Columnists (907) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (526) Features (632) Global Business Monitor (294) International (2,265) Interview (161) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (134) News (37,998) Opinion (1,056) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,031) Religion (814) Sports (1,643) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Liverpool Destroying West Ham 4-0 - Highlights

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement