The Plateau State Muslim Pilgrims Board has advised those planning to travel to Mecca in 2024 to be ready to pay a N2 million deposit.
The board added that the state has been given 1,345 Hajj tickets by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).
In a statement issued by the board’s information officer, Alhaji Sanusi Namu, the acting executive secretary of the board, Hajiya Aishatu Ibrahim Saleh, made this disclosure.
“NAHCON has recently allocated 1,345 hajj slots to Plateau State and priority will be given to those who were unable to perform the last hajj in 2023 due to NAHCON’s limited slots,” the statement said.
“All intending pilgrims are therefore encouraged to book for their slot on time as all pilgrims will be treated on a first come first serve basis”
The announcement also recommended people who had deposits with the board but had not made the hajj in 2023 to visit the board in order to obtain bank tellers in order to top up their accounts.
Acting Executive Secretary expressed his gratitude to Governor Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang for his support of the board in this forum and hinted that this administration is determined to doing everything possible to improve the 2024 hajj.