Kogi State has fixed fare for intending pilgrims in the 2022 pilgrimage at N2,656,000.
The Executive Chairman of the State
Hajj Commission, Sheikh Luqman Imam Abdullahi, who made the announcement today, April 26, said however that the fare is tentative.
He said that as part of preparations for the 2022 pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia, intending pilgrims going through Kogi State have been given May 15, 2022 as deadline for payment of the fares.
He said that the rise in cost is as a result of the local exchange rate and increase in the value added tax, (VAT), from 5% to 15% by the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Sheikh Luqman Abdullahi advised intending pilgrims to update their payments, emphasizing that the final Hajj fares are being expected.
He advised intending pilgrims to take the Covid-19 vaccination and provide proof, adding that such is one of the requirements for the Hajj performance.