NAHCON announces Hajj allocation to states

By Fatima Hassan, Abuja

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The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, (NAHCON), has announced the 2023 Hajj allocation to the thirty-six State Pilgrims welfare boards, agencies, Commissions, including the Federal Capital Territory and the Armed Forces.

 

The distributions were made public at the end of an executive meeting which ratified the allocation.

 

A press statement signed by the Commission’s Assistant Director of the Information and Publications, Alhaji  Mousa Ubandawaki, disclosed that the seats allocated were as follows:

 

Nigerian Armed Forces – 548

Abia State – 53

Adamawa State – 2,669

Anambra State – 39

Bauchi State – 3,132

Bayelsa State –  35

Benue State – 236

Borno State – 2,735

Cross Rivers State – 66

Delta State – 74

Nasarawa State – 1,567

Niger State – 5,165

Ogun State –  1,139

Ondo State –  436

Osun State – 1,054

Oyo State – 1,441

Yobe State – 1,968

Ebony State – 117

Edo State – 274

Ekiti State – 197

Enugu State –  40

FCT– 3,520

Gombe State – 2,301

Imo State – 30

Jigawa State – 1,525

Kaduna State – 5982

Kano State – 5,902

Katsina State – 4,913

Kebbi State – 4871

Kwara State – 3,219

Lagos State – 3,576

Plateau State – 1,984

Rivers State – 50

Sokoto State – 5,504

Taraba State –  1,590

Zamfara State – 3,083

 

The statement also revealed that Kogi State allocation will be released after the conclusion of the ongoing review of its activities while allocation of Akwa Ibom state was suspended due to non-renewal of its operating license.

According to the statement all States are expected to remit payment of 50% of the 2022 seat allocation to the Commission before the 10th of February 2023.

It also warned that inability to comply with the deadline date will lead to reduction in Hajj slots allocation of such State.

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