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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 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|

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|

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|

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|

Press Statement: NAHCON MOURNS LOSS Of A RARE GEM

  The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria commiserates with the World Hajj and Umrah Convention (WHUC) over the loss of one of its own, Lord Adam Patel, who died on the 29th of May 2019 in his home in Blackburn, England. In his lifetime, he had been a patron of the British pilgrimage to Makkah [...]

2019-06-03T09:53:02+00:00June 3rd, 2019|News|

NAHCON and Jaiz Bank Meet on Hadaya

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) today, 28th May 2019, had a strategic planning meeting with top management of Ja’iz Bank of Nigeria (JBN) to review previous engagements and strategize on how best to consolidate operations for payment, slaughter, delivery of Hadaya meat to pilgrims who require it, monitoring of the sacrifice and cost [...]

2019-05-31T10:12:23+00:00May 31st, 2019|News|