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JUST IN: NAHCON announces 2023 Hajj fare

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has said each intending pilgrim for the 2023 hajj would pay a minimum of N2.89m.

NAHCON Chairman , Zikrullah Hassan, announced this on Friday, in Abuja.

Hassan attributed the increment to inflation in Nigeria and Saudi Arabia.

He said the new fare is arrived at after deliberation with heads of state pilgrims board.

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He said the price is of 8 categories with Borno and Adamawa States to pay the lowest price while the highest is Lagos , Ogun and Oyo States with N2.99m.

The Chairman said President Muhammad Buhari has also approved the airlines to airlift Nigerian pilgrims for the Hajj exercise.

He said the airlines approved for airlift of pilgrims from states are; Air Peace, Azman Air, Fly Nas, Aero Contractors and Max Air while Arik Air and Value jet were approved as chartered aircraft for private tour operators.

He noted that April 21st, 2023 is the last day for the final remittance of fund by intending Hajj pilgrims.

Similarly, the Chairman added that the inaugural flight for this year Hajj would be on May 21st.

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