2022 Hajj: National Hajj commission announces slot closure

By: Fatima Hassan 

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The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, (NAHCON), says the Hajj quota allocated to Nigeria has been completely exhausted.

The Commission made this known in a statement issued by NAHCON Head of Public Affairs, Hajiya Fatima Usara in Abuja.

It however promised that if Saudi Arabia honors its request for additional slots, NAHCON shall willingly distribute same to all stakeholders demanding for additional allocations without hesitation.

In the meantime, NAHCON urges all states’ pilgrims’ boards and private operators to concentrate more on getting their pilgrims ready for their timely conveyance to Saudi Arabia.

Usara said; “The need to move all registered pilgrims to the Kingdom safely before closure of Saudi airspace is presently NAHCON’s most important concern.”

Commence printing

Similarly, the Commission assured Licensed Tour Operators that initial drawbacks experienced due to unforeseen developments in the new operational system has been successfully settled therefore, they are expected to begin printing of their pilgrims’ travel documents without delay.

Likewise, registered pilgrims are advised to comply with their managers’ instructions accordingly, to conclude 2022 Hajj outbound operation without hitches.

 

 

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