For a lot of intending Muslim pilgrims of Jigawa State origin, it is goin to be a dream come true as information has it that the Jigawa State Pilgrims Welfare Board has paid over N900 million to the National Hajj Commission, NAHCON, for the 3,232 intending pilgrims this year.
This was made known by the Executive Secretary of the Board and Sarkin Dawakin Tsargida of Gumel Emirate, Alhaji Muhammad, who disclosed this in an interview with newsmen. He said his office was not owing the National Hajj Commission on this year’s Hajj fares, pointing out, however, that the money was paid instalmentally.
The Executive Secretary further disclosed that the board had nearly completed all arrangements for this year’s Hajj, just as it had also submitted passports of 600 intending pilgrims to the Saudi Consulate Office in Kano for their Visa’s.
Hand luggage and uniforms were also distributed to the entire intending pilgrims, the Exectutive Secretary said. This is even as it is hoped that the board will give all the pilgrims their basic materials before they leave for the Holy Land.