Kogi gets 717 slots for 2018 Hajj

The Kogi Muslim Pilgrim Welfare Board yesterday said 717 slots had been allocated to the state for this year’s hajj by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).

Its Executive Chairman, Sheikh Lukman Abdullah, said the figure was far less than the 838 slots allocated to the state last year.

Abdullah spoke during a visit to his office by state council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

He said the board was making efforts to get additional slots, adding that  preparations for the 2018 hajj had commenced.

Abdallah, who said that the greatest challenge facing the board and intending pilgrims was time, noted that all intending pilgrims had been given March 31 deadline to complete the payment of N1.5 million hajj fare.

The Chairman reiterated that the green colour e-passport, national identity card and medical report are compulsory for all intending pilgrims.

He said accommodation had been secured near the sacred mosques in Mecca and Medinah, adding that efforts were in the pipeline to enhance the welfare of pilgrims before, during and after the hajj.

1 Comment

  • idris yayah
    Posted 2 hours ago 6:29 am 0Likes

    Good for them

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