Kogi State Hajj Commission has assured all intending pilgrims that have paid of opportunity to travel.
The commission said it is intensifying preparation for the 2022 Hajj operation, adding that the Hajj fare for the 2022 holy pilgrimage may increase as against what was paid previously.
The Commission said the new fare is tentatively put at N2,656,000 for the 2022 Hajj operation.
According to the executive chairman of the commission, Sheikh Luqman Imam Abdullahi, the commission advised intending pilgrims to update their payments to two million, six hundred and fifty-six thousand naira, saying that the final Hajj fares is yet to come.
The commission explained that the rise in cost was necessitated by the local exchange rate and increase in the value added tax (VAT) from 5% to 15% by the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
He added that every intending pilgrims should take the Covid-19 vaccination and provide prove, which is a requirement for the Hajj operation.
“This information is for those who have already deposited money for last year Hajj and as well as other intending pilgrims and those from other states who wished to go through Kogi state,” he said.