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National Hajj Commission of Nigeria

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…
10 Dec 2016
The Commissioner in-charge of Personnel Policy Management and Finance (PPMF) in the commission, Yusuf Adebayo Ibrahim made the plea on Thursday in Abuja after NAHCON meeting with chief executives of the SPWBs.
3 Aug 2016
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Wednesday said that the three carriers disqualified from transporting Nigerian pilgrims for the 2016 Hajj were those not cleared by the Saudi Arabian aviation authorities.
29 Jul 2016
Director-General of National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mallam Garba Abari has admonished Muslim pilgrims to always reinforce Nigeria’s high profile in the international community through their conducts and behaviours during hajj activities.
15 Jul 2016
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has commenced the co-ordination of capturing of data of intending pilgrims for the issuance of 2016 Hajj visa. So far, a total of 15,531 pilgrims have been captured.


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