Kogi Hajj Commission announces requirements for 2019 intending pilgrims for the state 



—–Female pilgrims to provide sworn affidavit deposed to by their Mahram,


The Kogi State Hajj Commission has set conditions for all intending pilgrims, willing to participate in the 2019 Hajj operation, saying that these conditions must be met before being allowed to embark on the Holy pilgrimage to Makka .


As part of the requirements, all Female Intending pilgrims are to come with a sworn affidavit deposed to by their Mahram, saying that this a very serious conditions for women to be cleared by the commission to undertake the journey to Saudi Arabia.


All registered intending pilgrims are also requested to visit the commission for proper Documentation.

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According to the commission, the items required includes : an E-pasport, National Identification Number, (NIN), a certified medical fitness report, and a letter of Guarantor from a Senior civil servant of GL. 12 and above or District Head/Chief Imam of a Jumat Mosque,


In addition to the Kogi State Hajj Commission’s 31st of March, 2019 as the deadline  for the registration of intending pilgrims who desired to participate in the 2019 Hajj exercise, the commission also called on all intending pilgrims who have earlier deposited an amount with the commission to update their payment to N1.5 million naira only, not later than the first week of March, 2019.

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Meanwhile, the commission has commenced Sensitisation campaign across the 21 local government areas of the state, saying that those willing to participate or sponsor candidates for this year’s holy pilgrimage to Makka, Saudi Arabia, can do that, adding that there are still vacant seats for intending pilgrims.


The statement added that all those willing to make fresh payments for this year’s Hajj, effective from March, 2019, shall pay the sum of N1.5 million naira only, pending the announcement of the year Hajj fares by the National Hajj Commission (NAHCON) for final payment.


The sensitization campaign according to the commission would be carried out in Jumat Mosques economic and commercial centres like, Zango markets, cashew outlets, farm centres, Fulani Hubs and market women.

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Other places where the sensitization campaign are to be carried out by the commission  includes people that own Foundations, Local Government Areas and the Media.


According to the commission, enlightenment programmes and Lectures would commence in due course.


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