By Zaliha Hammanjoda Fari
Adamawa State has approved the sum of N.890m to be paid by intending Pilgrims to perform 2023 Hajj.
This was disclosed today by the Executive Secretary of Muslims Pilgrims Welfare Commission, Mallam Salihu Abubakar during a press briefing in his office.
He therefore urged all intending Pilgrims who are yet to complete their Hajj deposits to do so on or before 18 April 2023 inline with National Hajj Commission's date line of collecting final remittance on 21 April 2023.
He is also happy to announce that the Commission is fully prepared for the 2023 Hajj Operations as all necessary arrangements are put in place.
The Commission has started reaching out to key stakeholders of the state like the office of Nigerian Immigration service, Nigerian Customs service, NDLEA and other relevant agencies to discuss its readiness and plans towards a successful Hajj operations.
Further more, Pilgrims Education and Enlightenment are still carried out in all the 21 Local Governments ,intending Pilgrims are encouraged to attend the "Bita ' classes.
The Issue of "Hadaya" sacrifice is not included in the Hajj fare,therefore intending Pilgrims are advised to make their arrangements right from here in Adamawa before their departure to Saudi.
Finally, he revealed that aero contractors is the choosen airline for conveying Adamawa State 2023 Hajj Pilgrims to and from Jeddah to Nigeria.