The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) will commence the airlift of Nigerian pilgrims to holy lands in Saudi Arabia later this month.
The Chairman Oyo State Pilgrim Welfare Board (Muslim Wing) Professor Sayed Malik hinted this on Thursday while addressing the intending pilgrims from the state during medical screening and orientation exercises being conducted for them.
OYO NEWS understands that Professor Malik stated that the airlift of Nigerian pilgrims to holy lands will start from the 21st of May 2023.
He said that his board is yet to know the dates the intending pilgrims from the state will depart for holy lands.
Professor Malik however assured that the state government and his board are fully prepared for the take off and would leave no stone unturned at ensuring that this year’s exercise is hitchfree.
The Saudi trained Professor of Arab and Islamic Studies reiterated that the hajj fees for intending pilgrims from Oyo State is 2.9 million naira.
According to him, the Hajj fees charged by Oyo State Pilgrim Welfare Board is the cheapest in the country.
He enjoined those yet to complete their payments to quickly do so to enable his board to process their travelling arrangements on time.