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The spotlight on pilgrim fund “theft” continues

OVER N2.3BILLION ACCRUED AS A RESULT OF UNLAWFUL INCREASE IN HAJJ TRANSPORT FARE.

After the uproar that followed the hike in the 2017 Hajj Package, it was later uncovered that the Chairman NAHCON increased the Pilgrims transportation fees from SR180 to SR360 thereby doubling the fare.
Investigation revealed that the increased SR180 did not in anyway reflect on the transport fare. The money was left in the account of NAHCON as excess cash. Thereby amounting to SR17,100,000:00) (Seventeen Million One Hundred Thousand Saudi Riyals) which was rated to N2,308,5000:00 (Two Billion, three hundred and eight million, five hundred thousand Naira).

A BREAKDOWN OF THE ENITRE HAJJ PACKAGE WHICH IS BEING PAID BY EVERY SINGLE PILGRIM COVERS EVERY ASPECT OF HIS OR HER NEEDS THROUGH OUT THE PERIOD OF HAJJ. THE FACT THAT HAJJ COMMISSION HAS DEVICE MEANS OF EXTORTING CITIZENS, FOUR DIFFERENT LEVIES OR DEDUCTIONS ARE UNLAWFULLY IMPOSED.
I G Wala

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