NAHCON Commends Edo State Government

PRESS RELEASE   NAHCON Commends Edo State Government               The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, sincerely expresses gratitude to the Edo State Executive Governor, His Excellency, Mr Godwin Obaseki, for his untiring support towards the success of the state’s Muslim Pilgrims’ Welfare Board. The feats accomplished by the state’s Welfare Board, both during [...]

2019-02-21T13:06:21+00:00February 8th, 2019|News|

NAHCON Commences Screening of 2019 Air Carriers

Press Statement NAHCON Commences Screening of 2019 Air Carriers In continuance with preparations for a successful 2019 Hajj, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Tuesday, 5th February 2019, conducted a formal opening of application forms and screening of air carriers for 2019 Hajj airlift at the Stonehedge Hotel, Abuja.  The exercise is to inaugurate [...]

2019-02-07T09:13:45+00:00February 7th, 2019|News|

NAHCON Nigerian Lady Stranded in Makkah

Attention of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, was drawn to a video making the rounds on social media on a lady, Binta Tukur from Katsina who allegedly arrived Madinah two weeks ago but went missing with neither valid travel documents nor cash. She is said to have become stranded in a Hotel lobby [...]

2019-01-21T20:50:36+00:00January 21st, 2019|News|

New Milestones from NAHCON’s First Pre Hajj Meetings:

NAHCON Settles with Adillah Establishment in Madinah The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has successfully retained its previous year’s hotel accommodation in Markaziyya District of Madinah. This attainment was possible due to the early expression of interest by the Commission, because accommodation in this area are limited and in high demand, thus reserved on [...]

2018-12-27T13:19:48+00:00December 27th, 2018|News|

Tough Penalties Await Saudi Immigration Violators

By Fatima Sanda Usara In continuation with activities of NAHCON’s first Pre-Hajj visit, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria’s team carried out a tripartite meeting on 13th of December 2018. The team first met with the President of General Car Syndicates, the agency in charge of pilgrims’ transportation throughout Hajj season., Abdulrahman bin Mayouf AlHarbi. Meeting [...]

2018-12-17T09:41:43+00:00December 17th, 2018|News|

Nigeria Signs MoU on 2019 Hajj

Nigeria’s Minister of state, Foreign Affairs, Hon. Khadija Bukar Abba Ibrahim, today signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 2019 Hajj on behalf of the country. The agreement signing ceremony was conducted in the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, Makkah Saudi Arabia led by Dr. Muhammad Saleh bin Taher Benten, the Saudi Arabian Minister of [...]

2018-12-13T09:28:01+00:00December 13th, 2018|News|


Interested Nigerian/Foreign airlines/carriers with requisite operating authorization and capacity are hereby invited to submit applications in accordance with the prescribed application form, for the airlift of pilgrims under the State Muslim Pilgrims’ Welfare Boards/Agencies/Commissions to and fro the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for 2019 Hajj. 2. The outbound airlift of intending Nigerian pilgrims to Saudi Arabia will commence in the [...]

2018-12-05T08:50:24+00:00December 5th, 2018|News|


In line with the Excess Luggage Policy of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), all luggage in excess of the maximum allowed limit of 32kg check-in suitcase and 8kg hand luggage per pilgrim are to be air freighted by Cargo Operators/ Cargo Agents, as the designated Hajj Carriers are not allowed to carry such excess luggage. The [...]

2018-12-01T17:18:29+00:00December 1st, 2018|News|

NAHCON and Licensed Tour Operators Begin Preparations for 2019 Hajj

On Monday, 22nd October 2018, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) and Licensed Tour Companies (LTCs) held a meeting to review the 2018 Hajj operations. The meeting identified some of the challenges encountered during the year’s exercise and how they were managed. In addition, the parties collectively laid out plans in preparation for a [...]

2018-12-01T17:15:21+00:00December 1st, 2018|News|