Adamawa State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Commission has announced N4.679 million as 2024 Hajj fare.
Executive Secretary of the commission, Malam Abubakar Salihu, made the announcement at a news briefing on Tuesday in Yola.
Salihu attributed the increment in the Hajj fare to rising operational costs, exchange rate fluctuations and inflation.
He said that the decision was made after careful some considerations and consultations with relevant stakeholders.
According to him, the commission is committed to providing the best possible services, while ensuring transparency and accountability in the utilisation of the funds.
He called on intending pilgrims to always adhere to the rules and regulations both in Nigeria and Saudi Arabia in order to enhance a hitch-free and successful pilgrimage.
Salihu also stressed the need for intending pilgrims to comply with the procedures and protocols established by the commission.
He emphasised the importance of continuous orientation and education for the intending pilgrims.
The executive secretary reiterated his commitment to ensuring a successful and memorable Hajj pilgrimage for the intending pilgrims in the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the hajj fare was N2.89 million in 2023.