The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has requested all the 36 states and FCT to begin online registration of intending pilgrims for Hajj 2019.
NACHON said the decision is part of several decisions taken by the commission at a joint meeting with officials from the states.
This was contained in a statement by NAHCON Spokesperson, Fatima Usara on Saturday.
The statement said the decision to commence early registration was taken after it was discovered that late registration of pilgrims was a major setback in the success of Hajj operations.
Fatima Usara said the meeting agreed to tentatively peg the Hajj fare at N1.5 million pending final calculations.
The Spokesperson also said the meeting agreed that if the fare is deposited by installments, all payment should be concluded by February 2019.
The religious body said intending pilgrims are to note that Hajj registration is to be done online at the cost of N500 only.
She said the charges are already included in the total Hajj fare.
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