PSMPWB commences collection of 2020 Hajj fare
By JIDAUNA DARING
The Plateau State Muslim Welfare Board has commenced the collection of 2020 Hajj fare deposits from intending pilgrims in the state, a press statement signed by the Information Officer of the Boards Namu S. Sanusi a copy of which was obtained by SUNDAY STANDARD in Jos has indicated.
The statement quoted the Executive Secretary of the Board, Barrister Auwal Abdullahi as disclosing this to the Information Unit on the preparation of the 2020 Hajji operations in the state.
He disclosed that the intending pilgrims are expected to pay N1.5million in 3 installments, adding that the exercise has commenced recently at the Board’s Headquarters in Jos.
According to the Executive Secretary, the intending pilgrims are to deposit a minimum of N500,000 in three installments which by the end of March 2020 would amount to N1.5million.
He further explained that the slots for this year’s Hajj was strictly on first come first serve basis, adding that the Board has received 1300 slots from National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) for the 2020 as against 1,111 slots of last year.
Barrister Abdullahi called on all those wishing to perform next year’s Hajj to collect bank teller at the Board Headquarters as this would give NAHCON enough time to complete preparation for a hitch-free exercise.
He added that the administration would not relent in its efforts to deliver on the promises of good governance and prudent management of resources for all.