For the 2023 Hajj exercise, the Federal Capital Territory Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board (FCT-MPWB) has already registered more than 40% of the previous year’s hajj allotment.
According to a statement from the Board’s Director, Mallam Muhammad Nasiru Danmallam, the Board has received deposits from those who want to undertake the Hajj through it as a result of its exceptional performance in prior operations.
The Director revealed that potential Intending Pilgrims had paid at least Two Million Five Hundred Naira (N2, 500,000.00) to reserve their seats for the exercise in each of the six area councils and at the Board’s headquarters in Abuja’s CBD.
Danmallam said the registration is on first-come–first–served basis via a Bank draft in line with the principle of fairness in the services of residents of the territory.
He said, intending pilgrims who wishes to partake in the exercise are expected to present a bank draft of minimum of N2,500,000.00 (Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Naira) only payable to the FCT Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Abuja to book for a seat for the 2023 hajj exercise pending the release of the actual hajj fare by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).
He said that the Board has resolved to redouble its effort to enhance services to the registered Intending Pilgrims through the new strategies introduced for the forthcoming Hajj exercise.