Hajj Fare – 2018 Hajj fare goes down a little this year compared to what has been anticipated. The Hajj fare either going to be equal or less than 2017 Hajj rate. Therefore we advise all our intending pilgrims to come and make their payment before the closing date as it is yet to be given by National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, (NAHCON). Intending pilgrims are advise to submit their E-passport, Passport Photographs and registration Forms to their schedule officers as soon as they start the payment for 2018 Hajj.
Biometric data capture- All intending pilgrims travelling for both hajj and Umrah are expected to carry out biometric data capture. For those that are travelling for Umrah, most of them have travel to either Kano, Abuja or Lagos for their biometric data capture. For 2018 Hajj, The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, (NAHCON) has added some states as centers for biometric data capture and Adamawa State will serve as a center to be among the State with approved for biometric data capture, so our pilgrims are not going to suffer travelling to other States for biometric data capture.
In addition to that, with the E-tract system the visa’s for intending pilgrims are expected to be printed here in Adamawa, instead of going to Kano for collecting visa’s.
Issue of Lassa Fever- some rumors were going round that Saudi Authorities may prevent Nigerians for 2018 Hajj exercise due to outbreak of lassa fever. The heath authorities has dismiss the rumors and made several investigations that it is only one confirmed case of lassa fever in Federal Medical Center, (FMC) Yola .
Therefore, with these development, all intending pilgrims are going to carry out heath screening exercise right from the Hajj camp, airport screening and inside the aircraft. Intending pilgrims are advised to treat themselves well in case of those with malaria and typhoid fevers before embarking on the Hajj journey.
Hajj camp- Adamawa state has allocated a land for building the permanent Hajj camp which has been handed over to the National Hajj commission Nigeria (NAHCON) for project to commence.
NIMC No.- All intending pilgrims must register with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to obtain a number before filling the registration forms for 2018 Hajj.
Zaliha Hammanjoda Fari
Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board Yola