The Kwara State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, on Sunday, fixed June 18 as deadline for the payment of Hajj fare by all intending pilgrims, travelling with the board for 2019 Hajj.
Alhaji Mohammed Tunde-Jimoh, the Executive Secretary of the Board, made this known in an interview with NAN at an enlightenment programme for the intending pilgrims in Ilorin.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) had approved N1.5 million as the hajj fare for intending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia from Kwara.
Tunde-Jimoh said that June 18 for the completion of payment had become imperative in order to meet the deadline for issuance of visas by Saudi Arabia Authorities.
He directed all intending pilgrims, who have deposited N1.3 million or N1 million, to pay the remaining balance between now and June 18.
According to him, this will enable the board to process their travelling documents before the expiration period fixed by Saudi Arabia Authorities.
The executive secretary said all prospective pilgrims, travelling with the board, would receive flat rate of 800 dollars each as the Basic Travelling Allowance (BTA).
He said Muslims, willing to perform the 2019 pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia with the board, could still make the payment on or before June 18 deadline. (NAN)