Hajj 2024: Hajj Saving Scheme depositors exempted from paying additional N1.9 million

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Hajj 2024 intending pilgrims who paid their deposits through the Hajj saving scheme in Jaiz Bank are not required to pay the additional N1.9 million in order to make the pilgrimage this year, checks by HAJJ REPORTERS confirms.

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), had on Monday announced that all pilgrims who paid the initial fare of N4.9 million will now be required to pay an additional N1.9 million due to the delay in remittances and increase in exchange rates.

However, an advert from Jaiz Bank went viral Tuesday saying those who paid their deposits through the Hajj Savings Scheme will not be affected by the increment.

A source in the bank, who craved anonymity because he was not permitted to speak with the Press confirmed that the advert is indeed true.

He said the directive came from the National Hajj Commission itself.

“NAHCON told us not to ask all our depositors who paid fully through the scheme before the deadline of the initial closure of registration”

Throwing more light, the official said the Hajj Commission had collected the deposits from the bank after the first deadline was closed.

“They collected the deposits and paid for some pressing commitments towards the Hajj operations which therefore, means those pilgrims have fulfilled their obligations,” he said.

He said even those who enrolled through the scheme but did not meet the initial deadline will be expected to pay the current increment because NAHCON did not touch their money.

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