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National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON)

8 Jul
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has promised pilgrims better operations, saying it regrets the current inconveniences they are experiencing. NAHCON said that "it owes deep and unreserved regrets to entire intending pilgrims to 2022 Hajj for the hardships and disappointments experienced during outbound airlift operations to the holy land." The Commission offers similar…
19 May
Persons older than 65 years of age have been barred from participating in the 2022 Hajj pilgrimage, according to a guideline released by Saudi authorities. The guideline also emphasized strict adherence to covid-19 protocols and health insurance for pilgrims preparing for this year's Hajj. The spokesperson of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Fatima…
8 Dec 2021
Saudi Arabia authorities have suspended flights coming from Nigeria into the kingdom due to the outbreak of the new COVID-19 variant Omicron. An official of the Saudi embassy in Nigeria who did not want his name mentioned because he was not authorized to interface with the media, said the Kingdom took the decision to prevent…
6 Jul 2021
Chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) Zikrullah Hassan, has said that the ban of international pilgrims from the 2021 hajj exercise will create a backlog crisis for Nigeria in subsequent years. Hassan spoke on Tuesday at a one-day seminar, themed "Hajj, Communications and Covid-19 Pandemic" organised for State Pilgrims Welfare Boards (SPWBs)…

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