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NAHCON pledges to investigate stranded pilgrims in Kano


The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has promised to investigate the circumstances that led to the inability of about 400 intending pilgrims to perform 2019 hajj.

Report of over 400 passengers, who were left stranded at Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, went viral on social media platforms.

The passengers, who had secured necessary travel documents, including visa and flight booking, were denied the privilege to embark on hajj, but were left frustrated, a needless development that led to violent protest at the airport.

In a statement signed by NAHCON’s spokesperson, Fatima Usara, the Commission confirmed the ugly incident and pledged to unravel it.The statement read: “It should be noted that two weeks before commencement of airlift by Private Tour Operators (PTOs), NAHCON had sent a circular to all the PTOs requesting to know if there were any challenges that NAHCON could immediately address to forestall any drawbacks….”

“However, even as at last minute of 2019 airlift, no complaint was received by the Commission in respect of the said circular…”The Commission urged affected pilgrims to write formal complaints, stating the affected PTO they paid their fares to, the total amount paid, the category of package they paid for and the agreement they signed. 


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