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14 Jul 2019
A total of 1,529 Muslim pilgrims have so far been airlifted from Kano, Lagos and Kaduna airports for this year’s Hajj to Saudi Arabia.
8 Jul 2019
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has launched a Communication portal to receive meaningful suggestions and complaints with the aim of assisting pilgrims to the 2019 Hajj. The commission made the announcement on its tweeter handle (@nigeriahajjcom) in Abuja on Monday . It said NAHCON was giving pilgrims the opportunity to send their suggestions…
4 Jul 2019
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has disclosed that Saudi authorities through the e-visa system have simplified document processing for the 2019 pilgrimage. A statement by its Head of Public Affairs, Fatima Usara, said the new system does not require intending pilgrims to undergo any physical screening in Saudi embassies. She said that under…
18 May 2019
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has rolled out plans to check security lapses ahead of this year’s pilgrimage.  A statement issued by the spokesperson of NAHCON, Fatima Usara, yesterday, said part of the measures was the inauguration of a 10-man central security monitoring team tasked with managing security matters in all aspects of…
6 Apr 2019
The Kaduna State Muslim Welfare Board has captured no fewer than 2,200 intending pilgrims of 2019 Hajj through its Biometric data. The Board’s Public Relations Officer, Malam Yunusa Abdullahi, made this known to newsmen in Kaduna on Saturday while giving an update on the registration of the intending pilgrims. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)…
6 Apr 2019
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has defended its 2019 proposed budget of N1,492,160,210 before the Senate Committee on Federal Character and Inter-Governmental Affairs. The Head, Public Affairs Division of NAHCON, Mrs Fatima Usara, made this known in a statement on Friday in Abuja. Usara said the NAHCON budget performance in 2018 stood at…
30 Mar 2019
Oyo State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board said 995 slots have been allocated to the state by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) for 2019.  The board chairman, Alhaji Taofeek Akewugbagold, disclosed this while explaining the level of preparation for this year’s hajj. Akewugbagold described the turnout of intending pilgrims from the state as encouraging, as over 500…
22 Mar 2019
Alh. Abdullahi Muhammad, the Executive Chairman, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has inaugurated a Medical Guidelines Review Committee for the 2019 Hajj. The Head, Public Affairs Division of NAHCON, Mrs Fatima Usara, said in a statement on Thursday, that Muhammad inaugurated the committee, consisting of members drawn from the Federal Ministry of Health, State…
26 Aug 2018
The return journey of Nigeria’s 55,000 pilgrims who performed this year’s Hajj in Saudi Arabia begins on Monday, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has said. Its Director of Operations, Abdullahi Saleh, announced this on Sunday in Jeddah after a meeting with the airline operators. He said the operation would be concluded within the…
19 Aug 2018
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), yesterday, warned state pilgrims welfare boards to refrain from diverting pilgrims’ funds to cater for government-sponsored pilgrims.  The commission also denied leaving behind any state pilgrims that paid for 2018 hajj exercise in Nigeria. The Guardian gathered that some pilgrims, particularly those from tour agencies, might not be…
22 Jul 2018
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) says no fewer than 17,000 intending pilgrims for this year’s Hajj in Saudi Arabia had been registered in its biometric data capturing system as at July 19. It said in a statement by Fatima Usara, Head, Public Affairs, NAHCON, that over 5,000 visas had also been issued within…
6 Jul 2018
Although there were speculations that the 2018 Hajj fares may be higher than that of 2017, it is a great achievement for the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) to bring the fares down. Some quarters had claimed that the fares may be N2million, apparently owing to the fact that the fares had been on…

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