Hajj Commission extends payment deadline to April

Amina Mohammed, Abuja


The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has approved the extension of registration period to the end of April, 2018.

The extension was based on appeals from the public during the town hall meetings organized by NAHCON to sensitize the intending pilgrims on the deadline of 31st March 2018 for payment of 2018 Hajj fare.

The Commission stated that it would use the extension to conclude further process for the announcement of 2018 Hajj fare and that there would be no uniform Hajj fare for 2018 pilgrims.

“Meanwhile, the package shall be in accordance with the services to be provided to the pilgrims by each State” the Commission added.

NAHCON advised intending pilgrims to take advantage of the grace period to register and pay the package of last year before the announcement  of 2018 Hajj package.

The Commission appreciated the efforts of the State Pilgrims Welfare Boards/Agencies and Commissions for mobilizing the prospective intending pilgrims to register which has recorded great response by the intending pilgrims.

“Pilgrims are to note that the 2018 Hajj fare for each state would be jointly determined by the Commission and the State concerned” NAHCON stated.

The Commission urged the intending pilgrims that would perform the 2018 Hajj to register before the stipulated deadline because no further extension would be granted by the Commission thereafter.

In a related development, a delegation from the Commission and States are already in Saudi Arabia to conclude arrangements on the final component of 2018 Hajj fare before it is announced to the public.