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Zamfara Pilgrims Gain Additional Discount in 2019 Hajj Fare

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria is pleased to announce additional reduction of 200 Riyals from 2019 Hajj fare for pilgrims of Zamfara state. This cut followed renegotiation with the state’s home/accommodation owner in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. The amount, which is equivalent to N16, 492.08, has decreased the Zamfara state fares to N1, 467, 896.57 [...]

2019-07-21T02:15:06+00:00July 21st, 2019|News|

KSA SETS MEDICAL REGULATIONS

PRESS STATEMENT KSA SETS MEDICAL REGULATIONS Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)’s Ministry of Health has issued health regulatory guidelines for Hajj and Umrah pilgrims and other travellers into the Kingdom for the 1440 Hajj season. Based on World Health Organization’s (WHO) report of May 2019, citizens from countries exposed to the following diseases must be [...]

2019-07-19T17:54:10+00:00July 19th, 2019|News|

NAHCON: Why Mukhtar Remains a Speck in their Eyes

OPINION NAHCON: Why Mukhtar Remains a Speck in their Eyes By Fatima Sanda Usara   For his inventiveness, for his focus, for tightening the purse, for his insistence on due process, the NAHCON Chairman, Barrister Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammad, became their nightmare. He bites harder notwithstanding their debasing sentiments aimed at smothering his concentration. He persists [...]

2019-07-15T12:10:31+00:00July 14th, 2019|News|

SUMMARY OF 2019 HAJJ AIRLIFT OF PILGRIMS TO SAUDI ARABIA

2019 HAJJ SUMMARY OF AIRLIFT OF PILGRIMS TO SAUDI ARABIA S/N DATE CARRIER FLIGHT NO AIRPORT STATE DEPARTURE TIME NO OF PILGRIMS DESTINATION REMARKS OFFICIALS OTHERS Total Airlift 1. 10/07/2019 MAX AIR NGL3001 DKA KATSINA 19:10hrs 495 MADINAH M=287, F=208 20 0 495 2. 10/07/2019 FLYNAS XY5435 LOS LAGOS 23:28hrs 420 MADINAH M=172,  F=248 [...]

2019-07-21T19:18:47+00:00July 9th, 2019|News|

National Medical Advance Team Departs For Hajj Assignment

The Chairman National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, Barrister Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammad today, Sunday 7th of July bade farewell to a 15 man National Medical Advance Team to Saudi Arabia. In his usual manner, the Chairman advised members to remain steadfast in the discharge of their responsibilities and to give pilgrims the best attention they [...]

2019-07-08T18:32:01+00:00July 7th, 2019|News|

NAHCON DISPATCHES ADVANCE TEAM FOR 2019 HAJJ

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) today, 5thJuly 2019, dispatched its first team of officials to coordinate the 2019 Hajj activities in Saudi Arabia. Addressing the team at the International Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, Chairman of the Commission, Barrister Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammad, admonished them to remember that they are travelling [...]

2019-07-08T19:13:05+00:00July 6th, 2019|News|

Press Release: Update on Hajj Visa Processing

Update on Hajj Visa Processing The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) is happy to announce that in contrast to 2018 Hajj, the Saudi Arabian authorities, through the e-visa system have simplified visa processing for 2019 Hajj season. It would be recalled that the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Hajj and Umrah gave directives informing of [...]

2019-07-03T14:10:05+00:00July 3rd, 2019|News|

NAHCON: For the Attention of Nigerian Pilgrims

By first week of July, the Saudi Arabian airspace would begin to receive pilgrims from different countries, signifying onset of 2019 Hajj season. All things being equal, NAHCON is honoured to be among those whose pilgrims will be making early entrance for the pilgrimage within the first week of the season, 10th of July to be precise. Here are few developments that pilgrims should expect [...]

2019-07-02T16:51:48+00:00July 2nd, 2019|News|

PRESS RELEASE HAJJ FARES FOR 2019 GET DOWNWARD REVIEW

Fares for the 2019 Hajj exercise have been reviewed downward by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria. The downward review was the result of re-classification of land transportation routes as well as reduction of their rates on the portal of the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Hajj and Umrah on transportation routes that will be used [...]

2019-06-24T15:30:35+00:00June 24th, 2019|News|

NAHCON Constitutes Task Force on Visa Violation, Inaugurates Committee

As part of measures to halt the occurrence of some pilgrims over-staying their visa permit while on Hajj, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria-NAHCON, established a formidable Task Force with the directive of being pre-emptive of culprits. Membership was drawn from various security agencies and NAHCON staff. Similarly, the Commission has also concluded a three-day [...]

2019-06-21T10:20:26+00:00June 21st, 2019|News|