The Bauchi State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board on Friday disclosed that the National Hajj Commission (NAHCON) had allocated 3,132 hajj slots to the state for this year’s exercise.
The Board’s executive secretary, Abdurrahman Ibrahim Idris, who made the disclosure at a senior management meeting on this year’s hajj preparations, said the Board had allocated the same seats to all its pay points based on the 2019 hajj performance.
He said the Board had completed arrangements to remit 50% deposit of its total allocation to NAHCON and advised the intending pilgrims who made deposits of less than n2.5 million to improve their payment in order to enable the Board to achieve other processes on time.
“We have constituted committees that visited all the pay-points in the state to issue Bank Deposit Tellers and official receipts to our intending pilgrims. This meeting is initiated with a view to discussing the on-going Hajj deposit exercise, deposit performance by all the pay-points and to also deliberate on the newly designed 2023 Pilgrims Data Form,” he said.