Yearly Archives: 2019

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NAHCON CONGRATULATES SAUDI ARABIA FOR SUCCESFULLY CONCLUDING 2019 HAJJ SEASON

The Chairman, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammad, congratulates the Saudi Arabian government for successfully hosting pilgrims from all over the world in the 2019 Hajj season. The Chairman made the commendation on the heels of the recently concluded Minah Hajj rites which ended peacefully, and pilgrims returned safely to Makkah. The NAHCON Chairman praised the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah for their professional handling of the activities which [...]

2019-08-18T04:49:47+00:00August 18th, 2019|News|

NAHCON’s Minah Visitation Begins to Bear Fruits

By Fatima Sanda Usara The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, on 12 of August 2019 went on visitation to pilgrims’ tents in Minah with the goal of felicitating with the pilgrims on eid el kabir celebration as well as a fact finding mission aimed at improving on services being provided for the hujjaj. Sequel [...]

2019-08-15T15:34:09+00:00August 15th, 2019|News|

NAHCON TO INVESTIGATE ALLEGED PILGRIMS ABANDONMENT

Attention of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria ( NAHCON) was drawn to a protest in Aminu Kano Airport by intending pilgrims of some Private Tour Operators (PTO) who could not be airlifted to Saudi Arabia for 2019 Hajj. While the Commission empathizes with the affected pilgrims, NAHCON regrets the situation in which the innocent [...]

2019-08-15T00:34:34+00:00August 15th, 2019|News|

NAHCON CONCLUDES AIRLIFT OF NIGERIAN PILGRIMs

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria is pleased to announce the completion of 2019 Hajj outbound airlift of Nigerian pilgrims to Saudi Arabia. The operation spanned 93 flights that conveyed 44, 450 pilgrims from State Pilgrims’ Welfare Boards/Commissions and Agencies. The last Flynas aircraft that departed Abuja this morning of 6th August transported 301 pilgrims left [...]

2019-08-06T23:52:55+00:00August 6th, 2019|News|

NAHCON URGES PILGRIMS TO CONCENTRATE ON WORSHIP

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, once again advises Nigerian pilgrims to concentrate on acts of worship while in Saudi Arabia which is the primary purpose for embarking on Hajj. The Commission furthermore counsels its pilgrims to follow instructions of their respective pilgrims welfare boards or Tour Operator Companies, as the case may be, [...]

2019-08-02T22:45:59+00:00August 2nd, 2019|News|

PRESS STATEMENT: UPDATE ON 2019 AIRLIFT

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) reassures intending pilgrims and the general public that the airlift of Nigerian pilgrims will be concluded before closure of Saudi Arabian airspace and that no pilgrim will be left behind, God willing. It is worthy to note that, Osun, Oyo, Lagos, Nasarawa, Kogi, Kwara, Ondo, Ekiti states, have [...]

2019-07-30T17:35:10+00:00July 30th, 2019|News|

Press Statement: Sheikh Sudais Parleys with Representatives of Countries’ Hajj Missions

Hajj missions in Madinah on 18th July 2019 attended a meeting called by Sheikh Dr. Abdul Rahman Bn AbdulAzeez  Al Sudais, who is designated the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the two holy mosques. The Sheikh appealed to the Hajj missions to guide their pilgrims to remain focused on acts of worship, which is the main [...]

2019-07-24T14:20:03+00:00July 24th, 2019|News|

2019 Hajj: A Travel Advisory Against MERS-Cov

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), hereby issues a travel advisory in relation to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus disease (MERS-Cov). MERS is a deadly airborne viral infection with no known vaccine or definite medication. Sequel to a World Health Organization’s recent disclosure in Geneva that 14 cases of the viral infection have been [...]

2019-07-23T17:48:57+00:00July 23rd, 2019|News|

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 [...]

2019-07-22T12:49:09+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|