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The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has disclosed the amount each geopolitical zone of the country would pay to perform the 2022 hajj.

In a statement issued Saturday by its spokesperson, Fatima Sanda Usara, the chairman of the commission, Zikirullah Kunle Hassan, stated that each pilgrim from the southern part of the country would pay N2,496,815.29 while their counterparts from Northern part of the country would pay N2,449, 607.89.

He stated, “For Adamawa and Borno states, they are to pay N2, 408, 197.89 due to their proximity to Saudi Arabia.”

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The statement added that air tickets’ costs would be the major difference in the hajj fare, adding that pilgrims are to pay N30,000 to get their COVID-19 PCR tests, which he said was one of the conditions for the exercise.

While speaking in an extraordinary meeting with chief executives of the Muslim Pilgrims’ Welfare Boards on Saturday, the chairman urged stakeholders to hasten preparation as there was no luxury of time. He also urged others to send their staff to study the visa processing system due to recent modifications introduced by Saudi Arabia this year.

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