Fares for the 2019 Hajj exercise have been reviewed downward by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria.

The downward review was the result of re-classification of land transportation routes as well as reduction of their rates on the portal of the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Hajj and Umrah on transportation routes that will be used by Nigeria. This review has led to a reduction of 620 Saudi Riyals equivalent to 165 US Dollars from what was contained in the 2019 Hajj fare earlier announced by various States, the FCT and Armed Forces.

Nigerian pilgrims from all states of the Federation States, the FCT and Armed Forces are now to pay N51,170.45 less than the fares earlier announced. The Commission has directed all State Pilgrims Welfare Boards States, the FCT and Armed Forces to immediately

announce the review and commence refunds to pilgrims that have

paid over the reviewed fare.

Furthermore, due to demand from various quarters and in view of this development, the Commission has extended the deadline for closure of pilgrims registration to 15″ July, 2019, All intending pilgrims for the 2019 Hajj are enjoined to conclude their payments and all necessary registration procedures before the said d ate,


Fatima Sanda Usara (Head, Public Affairs)