2017 Hajj Pilgrims from Nigeria are required to pay N38,000 for as price for the sacrificial animal (Hadaya).
The State Pilgrims’ Welfare Boards, commissions and agencies are to collect the sums and remit same to the designated accounts of Jaiz Bank Plc which is the appointed bank for the collection of Hadaya payments.
This is part of the reforms being undertaken by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, for a hitch-free hajj this year, the commission said.
To this end, the commission has signed a memorandum of understanding with the bank to ensure that all intending pilgrims achieve perfect Hajj by entrusting the important rite to a trustworthy agent.
In the past, pilgrims paid for the sacrifice to either the state boards and agencies or other third party agents.
However, many pilgrims often expressed doubt as to whether that important requirement for a Hajj was carried out on their behalf.
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