From Mika’il Tsoho, Dutse
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria ( NAHCON), allocated 1,125 hajj seats to Jigawa state for the conduct of 2023 Hajj exercise.
The executive secretary of Jigawa state pilgrims and welfare board Alhaji Umar Lobbo disclosed this while given update on 2023 Hajj exercise in the state.
He explained that, out of total seats allocated to the state, eighty percent of the seats disbursed to local government for interested intendants across the state.
According to him, the sum of N2.5 billion already deposited to NAHCON where N1.5 billion deposited through Jaiz bank while N1 million deposited through the board.
Alhaji Umar Lobbo said, the board has gone far on preparations as Jigawa team travel to Saudi Arabia and booked accomodations close to Holy mosques for Jigawa pilgrims.
The executive secretary maintained that, AZMAN Airlines is assigned by NAHCON to airlift Jigawa pilgrims for this years Hajj exercise.
He then urged intendants to complete their payment before the deadline, and commended governor Badaru for supporting the board at any time.