By Zaliha Hammanjoda Fari
Adamawa State Muslims Pilgrims Welfare Commission gets 1,166 slots for 2022 Hajj. This was disclosed today during a press briefing by the Executive Secretary/Permanent Secretary of the Commission Mallam Salihu Abubakar in his office.
Consequent upon the two years ban placed by Saudi Arabia for non resident Pilgrims due to the Covid 19 Pandemic, Our Pilgrims were not able to perform 2020 and 2021 Hajj.
However some Pilgrims were able to roll over their deposits to 2022.
The Hajj Fare for 2022 is expected to rise up to #2.565.265.84k due to fall in the Naira Value, rise in VAT from 5%--15%,also re introduction of Covid 19 Protocols. With this Intending Pilgrims are directed to increase their Hajj deposits to #2.6M before the final announcement of Hajj Fare by NAHCON.
The set up guide lines for performing 2022 Hajj are as follows:
1-Covid 19 immunization Certificate
2-Negative PCR results of 72 hours or less before departure from Nigeria
3-Pilgrim must not above 65 years of age.