The Jigawa State Pilgrims Welfare Board has directed prospective pilgrims in the state to deposit N1 million for 2017 Hajj.
The Public Relations Officer of the board, Alhaji Ibrahim Hashim, told newsmen in Dutse on Saturday that the pilgrims should deposit the amount with the board’s Zonal Officers in its 13 centres across the state.
Hashim listed the centres as Dutse, Birninkudu, Kirikasamma, Kafinhausa, Gwaram, Maigatari, Gumel, Ringim, Hadejia, Kaugama, Jahun, Kazaure and Roni.
He said the deposit should be made pending official announcement of the 2017 Hajj fare by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria.
The spokesperson further urged the pilgrims to provide 18 passports and half-body photographs with white background.
According to him, the board has provided the zonal officers with the necessary materials for smooth collection of the deposit.
Hashim warned the pilgrims to strictly work with only zonal officers to avoid fraudsters.
“I want to use this opportunity to warn the intending pilgrims that they should not give their money to anyone except the zonal officers.
“We have not assigned any agent or middleman between the pilgrims and our zonal officers,” he said. (NAN)