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Gombe announces increase in 2009 Hajj fare

Gombe — The Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board in Gombe State has announced fares for this year’s hajj, which indicate a slight increase of between three and 15 per cent.

A statement issued in Gombe and signed by the Executive Secretary of the Board, Alhaji Umar Abdulsalam, gave the new minimum fare as N475, 000 as against the N419,332 charged last year.

He also announced a new maximum fare of N585, 000 as against N507,960 charged last year, while the medium seat ticket would now cost N511,000 as against the N448,875 charged last year.

The Basic Traveling Allowance (BTA) of between 750 and 1,500 U.S. Dollars for the pilgrims,  however, remained unchanged.

The statement advised intending pilgrims, who had made deposits to complete the balance on or before August 7.


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