Saudi Arabia Integrates Sacrificial Animals’ Fee Into Hajj Fare

Wednesday, December 18, 2019


As preparations for the 2020 Hajj exercise intensify, Saudi Arabian authorities have introduced a uniform hadaya (animal sacrifice money) payment system for all pilgrims.

Head of Public Affairs Unit of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Fatima Sanda Usara, in a statement released, yesterday, quoted Saudi Hajj authorities as saying that “henceforth, Adhahi sacrifice, otherwise known as Hadaya will be integrated into e-Hajj with a standardized price to ensure that all pilgrims pay the same amount globally.”

With this development, Hajj participating countries will now have to embed hadaya fee into the Hajj fare components to be paid along with other hajj services through the e-hajj online platform.

“Authorities of the Kingdom have introduced new policies in some sectors of the Hajj 2020 operations. In an e-track meeting in Jeddah on Sunday 15th of December 2019, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah representative informed the NAHCON delegation that henceforth, Adhahi sacrifice, otherwise known as Hadaya will be integrated into e-Hajj with a standardized price to ensure that all pilgrims pay same amount globally.

“Towards this end, Naqaba, a special office to improve the system together with the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah are overseeing arrangements that will promote transparency in the operations and will be prepared to apply solutions to observed lapses.

“Moreover, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah and the Islamic Development Bank are to collaborate and agree on a common price for the Hajj sacrificial animals. All animals for the sacrifice must be sourced from animal farms genuinely observing safety measures in order to avoid any outbreak of disease.

“The representative additionally disclosed that the Saudi government is going to transfer or rather outsource the Hadaya services to well-organised service providers who will not compromise standard. A leading establishment saddled with overseeing the project is to present a comprehensive report to the government at the end of the year.

“Again, for any service not well rendered, complaint ticket will be available so that the matter will be channelled to the appropriate office for prompt action or refund. Customer service delivery is key and must be rendered wholly to the pilgrims,” the statement reads in part.


 

Source: https://leadership.ng/2019/12/18/sarabia-integrates-sacrificial-animals-fee-into-hajj-fare/


 

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