FG subsidises 2024 hajj with N90 billion VP Shettima says as he Joins NAHCON, flags off airlift in Kebbi – Photos


The Federal Government has said it subsidised the cost of the 2024 Hajj pilgrimage with the sum of N90 billion.



Vice President Kashim Shettima disclosed this on Wednesday, May 15, at the inauguration of the 2024 National Hajj operation, held at the Sir Ahmadu Bello International Airport, Birnin Kebbi, the Kebbi State capital.


According to him, “You may recall that this year, we had a major challenge in announcing the final hajj fare for the 2024 Muslim pilgrimage due to fluctuation in foreign exchange rates.


President Bola Tinubu also works round the clock to control the downwards spiral of our local currency to bring relief to our pilgrims and other Nigerians, a move that eventually succeeded in lowering the fare.

The President approved the release of N90 billion to subsidise the pilgrimage cost for this year’s hajj.”


The 2024 hajj inaugural flight took place in Kebbi who will be the first batch of pilgrims to depart Nigeria for Saudi Arabia for the this years hajj.


Those in attendances includes the Sultan of Sokoto his Eminence Sheikh Abubakar Sa’ad the third, NAHCON boss Jalal Arabi, The Kebbi state Governor and a host of other dignitaries.



See more photos from the event Below.