From Ahmad Mohammed Bauchi
The Bauchi State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has advised all intending pilgrims especially those wishing to perform the 2018 pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia to hasten to pay the N1.5m deposit before 30th April 2018.
The State Executive Secretary of the Board Alhaji Abdullahi Magaji Hardawa told journalists that the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), has extended the deadline for the registration from 31st March 2018 to 30th April 2018, due to the series of public appeals for the extension of the registration period.
He said,”this 1.5m Naira is the cost of last year’s package. This year’s package will be announced by the NAHCON in due course,” and advised the Hajj officers in all the 20 Local government areas to quickly returned their intending pilgrims forms to avoid lateness, Hardawa, who was represented by the Director Administration and Human Resources, Alhaji Kasimu Danlami Shall, said that the Commission will not extend date for payment again and the board want all intending pilgrims especially those who have already made some payment to take advantage of this extension and hasten to pay the N1.5m deposit before the stipulated deadline of 30th April 2018.