Lagos to meet protesting pilgrims over fare hike


Lagos State Government said it will meet with intending pilgrims to discuss the increased in hajj fare by National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).

This followed a protest yesterday by the intending pilgrims to the State House, Alausa.

The protesters were told in a text message to cough out additional N1,340,000 to the N1,300,000 deposited last year and 2020 totaling N2,640,000 for this year’s hajj.

Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Elegushi, said in a statement government would also meet with NAHCON officials and Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board.

Elegushi said the meeting was aimed at discussing the increase in 2022 Hajj fare, as announced by NAHCON.

He said the meeting would come up shortly after the Eid-il-Fitr celebrations, adding that the date would be communicated to all concerned in due course.

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