HAJJ 2017: Lagos begins sale of forms November 7Featured, Lagos, Latest News, News Across Nigeria, News From The State Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The sale of forms to the intending pilgrims in the next year Hajj, by the Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board is to commence Monday, November 7, 2016.
Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dr. Abdulhakeem Abdullateef, disclosed that each form would attract a sum of N10, 000 and an initial deposit of N1.2Million, irrespective of the package chosen by the intending pilgrims would be made.
He stated that the State has introduced some reforms and new payment methods such as “Pay Small- Small”, “Regular Standard” and “Lagos International” among others in order not to overburden intending pilgrims, as well as to enhance the success of the Hajj exercise in 2017.
Explaining further, the Commissioner said the “Pay Small-Small” package provides an opportunity for the intending pilgrims to pay in installments, depending on the arrangement adopted by the pilgrim, while the “Lagos International” is a new initiative introduced to allow intending pilgrims choose the date of arrival on completion of the Hajj exercise.
Commissioner Abdullateef stressed that “The Regular Standard” is the normal package of the Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board which allows the intending pilgrims to spend the standard number of days for the Hajj exercise in the holy land.
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