Alhaji Abdullahi Modibbo Saleh
Alhaji Abdullahi Modibbo SalehCommissioner Operations, Inspectorate & Licensing
Operations Department The Department is headed by Commissioner Operations, the Department which consist of Inspectorate & Compliance Unit Licensing of Pilgrim Agencies

Dr. Aliyu Abubakar Tanko

HEAD INSPECTORATE & COMPLIANCE DIVISION

Dr. Aliyu Abubakar Tanko was born in the 60s. From Kaduna State, a highly self-motivated individual with several years of working experience with local and international organizations among youth and student bodies. He has an extensive knowledge on Hajj Education and Orientation. He has worked with Kaduna State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board. He obtain a PhD in management Studies with practical skills in Human resources Management in Usman Dan Fodio University Sokoto.  He is married and blessed with kids.

 

Functions of the Division:

The functions of the unit among others are as follows:

  • Ensuring Compliance of organisations with the policies of National Hajj Commission, Federal Government and the Saudi authorities.
  • Settling of disputes arising from Hajj and Umrah operations.
  • Inspection of offices of tour operators
  • Inspection of State Pilgrims Accommodation in Makkah and Madina
  • Inspection of catering services to the Pilgrims in Makkah and Madina
  • Inspection of Tour Operator’s accommodation in Makkah and Madina
  • Advertisement in the National dailies at the end of Hajj exercise for complaints of any kind with regards to the Hajj.
  • Distribution of Performance Status Report (PSR) to the State Pilgrims’ Welfare Board and agencies and Chief executives of the tour operators to be filled and returned.
  • Umrah monitoring during Ramadan onshore and offshore.

Alhaji, ALIDU SHUTI

Head, Licensing Division

Born in late 60’s. He attended University of Ilorin to obtain B.Art Islamic studies and MPA. He has over 19 years working experience in public organizations and currently the heads the licensing division.

Experience: He worked as a producer at Osun State Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC) Oshogbo from 1997 to 2011. He joined National Hajj Commission in 2011. He initially worked in the office that liaises with States Pilgrims’ Welfare Boards across the Federation and NAHCON zonal offices. He has also headed the Tour Operators division before being deployed to Licensing. He has attended seminars, workshop, conferences Nationally and Internationally on hajj and umrah matters.

Functions of the Division:

  • Licensing of companies that are engaged in Umrah and Hajj services (Travel and Tour Agencies);
  • Airlines operating for Hajj;
  • Cargo companies engaged in Hajj services;
  • Accommodation and Catering Providers in Makkah, Madinah and Masha’ir for Nigerian pilgrims;
  • Application for Hajj license and seat allocation to Tour operators,
  • Application for the air lift of pilgrims under SMPWB/ Agencies and Commissions;
  • Regulations and guidelines for Hajj and Umrah applications;
  • Umrah licenses;
  • Companies’ office verification;
  • Grading of Travel Agencies in collaboration with other units in the Commission

Alhaji Idris I. Mahmud

Head, Tour Operators Division

Functions of the Division:

  • Coordinates the entire activities of licensed tour operators, both on-shore and off-shore;
  • Initiates calendar of events in collaboration with other units to serve as the link between the Commission and tour operators;
  • Relates with the Association for Hajj and Umrah operators;
  • Oversees licensing of applicant tour operators by relating to other units of the commission;
  • Interfaces with other gov’t agencies on matters related to Hajj and Umrah tour operators.

Head – Aviation Division

Aviation Unit which is headed by Alhaji Mohammed  Goni Sanda. The unit is responsible for Schedule of Flights and General aviation matter for the Hajj operations.

Functions of the Division:

  • Coordination of process of selection of Air carriers for pilgrims and cargo;
  • Schedule of Flights;
  • General aviation matters for the Hajj operations, including liaison with the Saudi Aviation authorities,