NAHCON reviews 2019 hajj, Umrah operations
In an effort to improve hajj operation in the coming year, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, (NAHCON) has revieved 2019 hajj operation.
Lagos begins refund of excess payment to pilgrims
The Lagos State Government has commenced payment of N100,000.00 to all the pilgrims that performed this year’s Holy pilgrimage in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It would be recalled that the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) in July, mandated all the States to review downward their hajj fare and refund the excesses to all…
600 returning Niger Hajj Pilgrims escape death
About 600 Niger State pilgrims returning home from this year’s hajj in Saudi Arabia escaped death, yesterday, at the Minna International Airport, when the plane that was conveying them back home crash-landed.
Airlift of pilgrims causes row as NAHCON bars airline, reviews quota
This year’s airlifting of hajj pilgrims to Saudi Arabia with local airlines has caused disagreements as some of the airlines have accused the National Hajj Commission (NAHCON) of sharp practices.
NAHCON absolves self from failure to airlift 487 stranded hajj pilgrims
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has debunked the allegation that the body was responsible for the 487 intending Nigerian pilgrims left stranded in Kano, Nigeria.
65,000 Nigerian pilgrims prepare for Arafat
No fewer than 65,000 Nigerians who are participating in this year’s Hajj are currently bracing up for the all-important Arafat exercise holding tomorrow. The government of Saudi Arabia had earlier declared Saturday, August 10th as Arafat Day, the height of Hajj rites when pilgrims all over the world will converge on the plain of Arafat for supplications.
2019 pilgrims to get new e-visa, says NAHCON
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…
NAHCON to sanction guarantors of eloped pilgrims
Henceforth, guarantors of pilgrims who refuse to return to Nigeria after hajj exercise will face stiffer penalties. Disciplinary measures outlined by the National Hajj Commission of Nigerian (NAHCON) against the guarantors of the erring pilgrims include fine of US$3,000 as well as revocation of operation license and blacklist of tour operators in occasion where the guarantors…
Lecture for pilgrims on hajj procedures holds on Sunday
The Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has scheduled an inaugural lecture for 2019 Hajj intending pilgrims at the Old Secretariat Central Mosque GRA, Ikeja, on Sunday 14th April 2019. The Board Secretary, Ishola Rahman said the intending pilgrims across the 20 local governments and 37 local council development areas of the state have been…