NLNG Corporate Teamwork banner First bank FinTech summit Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

2019 Hajj: Niger to pay for pilgrims’ uniforms, suitcases

By Laleye Dipo, Minna on 23/05/2019

Gmail icon

Views: 410

•Governor Sani Bello of Niger State
•Governor Sani Bello of Niger State

The Niger State government will pay for the uniforms and suitcases of all intending pilgrims from the state to this year’s hajj in Saudi Arabia. 

The state government’s gesture has therefore brought down the amount to be paid by the intending pilgrims from N1,534,305.10 to N1,513,650. 

The Executive Secretary of the Pilgrims Board, Alhaji Umar Makun, in a statement in Minna on Thursday, said that the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria had already approved that each intending pilgrim to the holy land from the country would pay N1,534,305.10 to cover “all components of the pilgrimages including suitcases and uniforms”. 

The Executive Secretary said intending pilgrims could commence the payment of the fare to the Area Pilgrims Welfare Officers, advising that they should obtain receipts for all payments made.

He also advised them to utilise commercial banks of their choice and avoid fraudsters.

Makun however said that those who had performed the hajj in the last four years would not be eligible for the journey and should therefore not bother to apply.

He further said all the intending pilgrims that had deposited their money with the Board should pay up their balance on or before May 30 for onward remittance to the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria.

Makun also disclosed that 3,946 seats have been allocated to the state for the purpose of this year’s hajj. (THISDAY)



Source News Express

Posted 23/05/2019 7:50:55 PM





You may also like...
Delay in implementation of N30,000 new minimum wage...

Jonathan unfair to South-South, says Rivers APC chair...

Memories of Sandy Berger and ‘The Poorest Oil-Rich...

Osinbajo: Nigeria’s challenges, signs of greatness


Enugu LGA poll: Steer clear from polling units,...

Exam malpractice: WAEC bans 47 secondary schools in...

Relative economic stability satisfactory but risks lie ahead...

FG commits to building capacity for transportation industry...

Obaseki proffers transnational coalition to end all forms...

Court declares daytime curfew of Oro festival illegal...

Bayelsa workers reassured of full salaries despite economic...


Latest News Judge gunned down in midnight attack States, communities frustrating FG projects — Presidency Ghana trade union votes to ban Made-in-Nigeria products following border closure Onitsha tanker fire: Anambra Govt moves to document victims, opens special bank account Artisanal fishermen lament invasion of Nigerian fishing shelf by foreigners How parents aid sex-for-marks in universities — VC Nigeria’s break up inevitable unless….: Prof. Akintoye declares Miyetti Allah constitutes committee to fish out criminals among members Okorocha’s conspiracy: The counsel of Ahithophel Oil adulteration: EFCC hands over 26 suspects to NAFDAC Ogun Government seals off 2 buildings, marks 526 for demolition Minimum Wage: Labour urges FG not to raise fuel prices, taxes


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (551,880 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (447,729 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (395,362 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (331,026 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (299,306 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (265,606 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (256,281 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (253,637 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (235,155 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (221,284 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (198,766 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (195,948 views)


CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (105) Business & Economy (4,500) Business Verdict (85) Columnists (1,131) Complaints & Requests (96) Enterprise & Opportunities (218) Entertainment (692) Features (835) Global Business Monitor (468) ICT Monitor (66) International (4,093) Interview (204) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (174) Maggie's Blog (452) News (52,855) Opinion (1,399) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,589) Religion (1,111) Sports (2,197) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update







APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera