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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.
More than 2,000 Muslim pilgrims arrived in Madinah for the 2019 Hajj as at Friday, July 12, Alhaji Ahmed Maigari, the Madinah Coordinator for National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) said.
President Muhammadu Buhari has flagged-off the commencement of airlift of intending Muslim pilgrims in for the 2019 hajj exercise to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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.
Efforts of the Hajj stakeholders that culminated in reduction of the 2019 Hajj fare by over N50,000 across states have been commended by the Independent Hajj Reporters, a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) that monitors and reports Hajj and Umrah activities in the country.
As part of efforts to forestall the issue of pilgrims over-staying their visa permit while on Hajj, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), has established a Task Force with the directive of being pre-emptive of culprits with membership drawn from various security agencies and NAHCON staff.
The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Division of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has conducted a training programme on Electronic Portal Registration for Hajj Tour Operator Companies in Nigeria.
The Kwara State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board on Thursday announced June 15 as deadline for full payment of Hajj fares by all intending pilgrims travelling with the board for the 2019 Hajj in Saudi Arabia.
The Independent Hajj Reporters, a civil society organisation that monitors and reports hajj activities, has commended Muslim Pilgrims Welfare boards in the states for their efforts in keeping the cost of hajj within N1.5 million, despite the increased in some hajj services in Saudi Arabia.
The Nasarawa state Muslims pilgrims welfare Board has approved the sum of over N1.539m (One million, five hundred and thirty nine thousand, six hundred and five naira, ten kobo.) as fare for this year’s hajj pilgrims in the state.
President Muhammadu Buhari has frowned at the inability of the Nigerian elites to address the welfare and educational needs of the less-privileged members of the society.
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has reacted to the release of Zainab Aliyu by Saudi Arabia.
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has commenced hiring of lawyers in Saudi Arabia to defend the Nigerian student Zainab Habib arrested by the Saudi authorities for being in possession of a banned substance.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Abuja, will commence the first phase of its education and orientation exercise for intending pilgrims for this year’s Hajj at the weekend.
The Federal Capital Territory Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board will commence the first phase of its education and orientation programme for the 2019 intending pilgrims on April 13.
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