The Kaduna State Pilgrims Welfare Agency is reaching out to Muslim clerics for their support in raising awareness and educating all intending pilgrims about the importance of promptly paying the Hajj deposit. The agency’s Executive Secretary, Dr Yusuf Arrigasiyyu, made this appeal during a two-day sensitization meeting held in Kaduna for Imams and Ulamas from the 23 Local Government Areas.
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has set a deadline of December 31, 2023, for registering intending pilgrims for the 2024 Hajj, and the remittance of all Hajj fares must be sent to NAHCON by this date. The agency aims to involve Imams in disseminating information to intending pilgrims due to their proximity and influence.
Additionally, the agency emphasized that the issuance of visas will begin two months before the Hajj operations, as per the new guidelines, and it is crucial for all intending pilgrims to register before the December deadline. The agency also expressed its commitment to collaborating with the clerics to educate the pilgrims on the new policies introduced by NAHCON and Saudi Arabian authorities.