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Lagos Urges Prompt Payment of Initial Hajj Deposit.



Lagos wants the quick payment of the first Hajj deposit.
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Lagos Urges Prompt Payment of Initial Hajj Deposit.


The Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has requested the cooperation of Hajj and Umrah stakeholders for prompt remittance of the initial Hajj deposit of N4.5 million for the 2024 exercise into the Board’s account.

The board’s secretary, Mr. Saheed Onipede, made the plea yesterday at a meeting between the management and the stakeholders in Ikeja.

Onipede stated that all hands must be on deck to ensure that the state’s intending pilgrims make the payment in order to participate in the holy pilgrimage exercise and utilize the 3,517 slots allocated to the state by NAHCON.

While noting that all indications point to the fact that the Saudi authorities are very serious about the deadline to enable them to plan effectively and efficiently for the pilgrims, he urged the stakeholders not to leave any stone unturned in ensuring that intending pilgrims pay the Hajj fare promptly.

Onipede commended their unwavering commitment to the successes recorded with previous operations by the board.

He said, “I must appreciate you all for the steadfastness and commitments you placed on the previous operations. These commitments have greatly impacted the successes the state government has recorded with every operation.”.

He enjoined them to also be part of the public enlightenment and sensitization drives already embarked upon by the board through regular announcements in print, electronic, and social media, as well as visits to Jumat Mosques for the purpose of marketing and attracting more patrons to the board.

In their responses, the stakeholders expressed their support and preparedness to work towards the success of the 2024 Hajj exercise.

Speaking on behalf of the Chairman, Imam Rabiu Olowo, and other members, the Secretary, Alhaji Dan-Azzez Lookman, promised that the stakeholders would intensify efforts at encouraging the intending pilgrims who patronized the board through them to do the needful as soon as possible.

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