Hajj 2017: Tour operator offers cheaper Hajj package to Nigerian pilgrims

An excursion operator has offered Nigerian Muslims an inexpensive bundle for the 2017 Hajj, with fares decrease than what the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, has authorized for country pilgrim Boards.
The fee had introduced fares for lots States at the continued nation Muslim Pilgrims’ Welfare boards, agencies and commissions meeting at NAHCON headquarters in Abuja.
Nasarawa pilgrims, for instance, are to pay N1,544,894.16 for this 12 months’ Hajj, while Niger pilgrims are predicted to pay N1,525,483.30, Kaduna, N1,535,503.68, Kano, N1,537,859.Ninety-seven, Adamawa, N1,530,101.08 and Yobe N1,520,101.18.
The packages consist of $800 Basic Travel Allowance, BTA. A respectable of the fee, however, said the applications exclude Hadiya (sacrificial ram) expenses, which has been constant at N38, 000 for this yr’s exercising.
But, HASHA Travel and Tour, one among NAHCON’s authorized excursion operators, is supplying N1.250 million fare with 500 US bucks pocket money, in step with the company’s flyers in the flow.
The date of departure from Abuja with an Ethiopian Airline to Medina is August 22, at the same time as the return date is September eight thru Jeddah. The fare, however, does no longer consist of feeding.
Yasir Nabingo, a sales representative of HASHA, instructed PREMIUM TIMES the fare turned into meant to at ease destiny patronage.
“The accommodation for our pilgrims close to haram in Madina might be at ALIMA Hotel, at the same time as that of Madina might be at Alkunuzi in Makkah,” he said.

Baba Mohammed Chairman of the HASHA Travel and Tour, whilst explaining the low fare through the tour travel business enterprise to our reporter on Thursday, stated pilgrims additionally have an alternative of amassing $300 to go for clinical screening at a Saudi German medical institution.
“The fare is exactly N1.250 million and a pilgrim has a choice of collecting $300 and opt for scientific screening at Saudi German at a price of $two hundred in place of the Hospital fee of $250.
“Secondly, the bundle is just for weeks, this brings down the value of resort in contrast to the states on the way to be there for about 4 weeks.
“Thirdly, the value of flight tickets is about $1,000 which is decrease than the States Airfare. Again, no feeding except in Mina and Arafat among different things that made their value to be lower than that of NAHCON,” the chairman delivered.


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Many intending pilgrims who spoke to our reporter said they’ll favor to carry out the exercise thru their diverse nation forums in spite of the higher fare.
“The travel excursion fare is reasonable, however, it does no longer cowl all of the packages that consists of feeding, Hadaya, and accommodation for four weeks and unfastened hospital treatment,” Abubakar Musa, an intending pilgrim in Kaduna, stated.
Another intending pilgrim, Salamatu Sani, however, stated she could choose the tour excursion package that guaranteed her travel for two weeks because of the character of her activity.

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