Monthly Archives: July 2019

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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|

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 FROM SAUDI ARABIA TO NIGERIA S/N DATE CARRIER FLIGHT NO ORIGIN STATE DEPARTURE TIME NO OF PILGRIMS DESTINATION OFFICIALS REMARKS Total Airlift 1. 17/08/2019 FLYNAS XY7434 JEDDAH LAGOS 15:00hrs 432 LAGOS 0 0 432 2. 18/08/2019 MAXAIR NGL2002 JEDDAH KATSINA, KOGI ZAMFARA  03:35hrs 499 KATSINA 5 KATSINA [...]

2019-09-13T22:51:48+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|