Oyo State Muslims willing to make pilgrims to the Holy land of Mecca in the 2023 Hajj have been urged to pay Two Million Nine Hundred and Ninety-Nine Thousand Naira.
Recall that Oyemesioro.com had earlier published a report that the Oyo State Pilgrim Welfare’s Board (Muslim Wing) while waiting for the final announcement from NAHCON, had earlier directed the pilgrims to pay the sum of Two Million Six Hundred Thousand Naira (2.6M) as initial deposit for the 2023 Hajj Fare.
The board, which made this revelation in a statement signed and made available to newsmen by the Chairman of the Board, Professor Sayed Tunde Malik, therefore called on intending pilgrims who have made the initial deposit of Two Million Six Hundred Thousand Naira (#2.6M) to pay the balance of Three Hundred and Ninety-Nine Thousand Naira (#399,000) on or before Monday, 17th April, 2023.
The chairman noted that the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) with Chief Executive Officers of State’s Pilgrims Welfare Boards on Friday 7th April, 2023; announced and approved the final 2023 Hajj fares for each state across the nation in which the sum of Two Million Nine Hundred and Ninety-Nine Thousand Naira (#2.999M) was approved for each intending pilgrim from Oyo State.
The commission also fixed Friday 21st April for final remittance of the money paid by all intending pilgrims.
While soliciting for the continued understanding and cooperation of the intending pilgrims, Prof. Malik advised them to make use of the limited time to complete their payments to any of the designated bank accounts of the board as this will enable the Board to remit the approved fund to the NAHCON and make necessary preparations for their travel arrangements to the Holy Land for the 2023 pilgrimage.
In the meantime, the Board’s Chair has also urged all prospective pilgrims who have completed their payment to immediately submit their international passports at the Hajj Camp Office of the Board, Olodo, Ibadan for the travel processing.