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Hajj 2024: Kano announces N4.5m initial deposit




The Kano State Pilgrims Welfare Board has officially launched preparations for the 2024 Hajj on Thursday.

Kano Focus reports that the Director General of the board, Alhaji Laminu Rabi’u stated this at a media briefing marking the commencement of the preparations, held at his office on Thursday.

He said the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, has allocated 5,934 seats to the state.

According to him, based on the directives by the NAHCON, 60 percent of the total Hajj seats would be allocated to conventional pilgrims while 40 percent should go to the Hajj Saving Scheme, under Jaiz Bank.

The Director General also announced N4.5 million as an initial deposit for the next year’s Hajj, adding that those who could not deposit the amount could opt for the Hajj Savings Scheme.

“We have launched the preparations ration for Hajj 2024 today. We have launched the sales of the seats as we have just finished allocation of the 60 percent of the seats to the 44 Local Government areas of Kano state.

“We have directed our Local Government Centre Officers to commence collecting deposits from the intending pilgrims,” he said.

Mr Danbappa also said the board is up and doing to ensure that all the challenges faced in the 2023 Hajj operation have been fixed for the next year’s exercise.


Kano Focus

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