Category: Pilgrims Welfare Board (Muslim Wing)

2024 Hajj: Oyo Announces 4.9m Hajj Fare, Fixes Feb.12 Deadline

Oyo State Pilgrims Welfare’s Board (Muslim Wing) has announced that intending pilgrims from Oyo State for 2024 Hajj exercise are to pay the sum of Four Million, Nine Hundred Thousand Naira  (₦4.9M) only for this year final Hajj fare.

This was disclosed today by the Chairman of the Board, Sheikh AbdulWahab Hashim Atere, when meeting with intending pilgrims and other stakeholders at the State Hajj Camp, Olodo, Ibadan.

The Chairman stated that all intending pilgrims who had paid the deposit of  ₦4.5M or below as earlier announced by the Board are now to complete it to the sum  of Four Million, Nine Hundred Thousand Naira  (₦4.9M) on or before Monday 12th February fixed for the deadline.

Recall that National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Saturday declared that intending pilgrims from Nigeria’s Southern center are to pay N4,899,000 as final Hajj fare; those from the Northern center will pay N4,699,000 and pilgrims from Yola and Maiduguri center will pay a fee of N4,679,000 for the 2024 Hajj and given February 12 as deadline.

Atere urged anyone who still has an interest in making the spiritual journey with the Board to seize the limited opportunity by making the payment of the final fare announced before the deadline lasts.

He noted that intending pilgrims could make their payments through any of the designated bank accounts of the board.

The Chairman appreciated the Executive Governor of the State, Engr. Seyi Makinde for his unflinching support towards the Hajj Board since the first day he had been appointed as the Chairman of the Board.



Sheikh AbdulWahab Hashim Atere,


Oyo State Pilgrims Welfare’s Board (Muslim Wing).


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2024 Hajj: Oyo Govt. Extends Payment Deadline To January Ending

The Oyo State Government on Friday, announced that it has extended the deadline for the payment of 2024 Hajj to January 31st 2024.

This, he said, is in its bids to ensure that no intending pilgrim is left out of the forthcoming spiritual Hajj exercise.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Chairman, Oyo State Pilgrims Welfare’s Board (Muslim Wing), Sheikh Hashim AbdulWahab Olamide Atere.

Atere opined that the extension will serve as another golden opportunity for those that could not complete their payment in time before the 31st December deadline earlier fixed, to balance it up and others who are yet to make any payment, to now make it before the end of this month.

Adding that intending pilgrims could still make their payment installmentally, Sheikh Hashim enjoined other people that also have intension of performing this year’s Hajj exercise but could not afford to make the payment in full for now, to first show his/ her commitment to the Board with the aim of completing the payment before the month runs out.

He stated that the Hajj payment could be made to any of the designated bank accounts of the Board, either directly and physically to the banks or through the bank apps after which they have to bring their tellers/ print-out receipts for Government receipts.

He urged intending pilgrims to visit either the Board’s Olodo office or its annex, within the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS) premises, Ile-Akede, Oríta-Bashorun Ibadan, for further inquiries.

The Saudi trained Islamic Scholar affirmed that the extension is in line with the announcement lately made by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).

It could be recalled that NAHCON, few months ago announced the sum of Four Million, Five Hundred Thousand Naira (#4.5M) as initial deposit for this year Hajj and fixed 31st December, deadline for all intending pilgrims across the Nation to end the payment.

The National Commission again on Tuesday, January 2 in statement released on its official website disclosed that it has extended the deadline to January 31st, confident that before the expiration of this new date, with the supports of the State Hajj Commissions across the Nation, It would have determined the total amount of this year Hajj.



Prince Dotun Oyelade,

Hon. Commissioner,

Ministry of Information and Civic Orientation,

Oyo State.

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