Saudi Arabia Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said it will limit this year’s Hajj pilgrimage to 60,000 residents and nationals living in the Kingdom due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The offer, ongoing till July 31, 2021, will allow 9mobile prepaid and postpaid customers to remain connected with their families, friends and loved ones in Saudi Arabia and Nigeria at affordable rates.
Fatima Usara, NAHCON Head of Public Affairs, stated this in a statement on Monday in Abuja while reacting to the announcement by Saudi Authorities that this year’s Hajj would hold.
The Acting Overseer of the board, Hajiya Hannatu Zailani, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Kaduna that the vaccination exercise began on April 6 and had reached all the state’s 23 Local Government Areas.
A few thousand people are taking part, a fraction of the 2.5 million people who usually gather every year in the holy city of Mecca for Islam’s biggest gathering.
It remains unclear how many people will be allowed to perform the Hajj
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria says it is considering the introduction of a Hajj savings scheme for intending pilgrims.
Hajiya Fatima Usara, Head, Public Affairs of the commission, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Thursday
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria says Hajj will no longer be a market shopping in the nearest future.
A statement by the Special Adviser on Media to the Senate President, Ola Awoniyi, said Dr. Lawan, while in the Holy Land, will seize the opportunity to pray for the peace, unity and progress of Nigeria.
A total of 1,529 Muslim pilgrims have so far been airlifted from Kano, Lagos and Kaduna airports for this year’s Hajj to Saudi Arabia.
Emirates has announced plans to operate additional flights to help facilitate travel for Nigerian pilgrims heading to and from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for this year’s Hajj pilgrimage.
Buhari on Thursday left Nigeria through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at about 11am for Saudi Arabia to observe Umrah (lesser hajj)
The Nigerian Postal Service says it is partnering with the Saudi Arabia Post to deliver cargos and parcels of pilgrims on Hajj from Saudi Arabia to Nigeria.
The Board Public Relations Officer, Yunusa Abdullahi, disclose in a press statement issued in Kaduna on Monday.
The pilgrims completed the rites on August 20, the Arafat Day, after the symbolic throwing of pebbles at the Devil on three consecutive days.
The commission’s Chairman, Abdullahi Muhktar, gave the threat while inspecting catering and accommodation services for pilgrims on Wednesday in Mina, Saudi Arabia
The announcement by the Sultan came with a warning by the Muslim Rights Concern that the faithful should stop borrowing to slaughter ram to mark the Sallah celebration
Yari made the observation on Friday in Gusau, in his farewell address to intending pilgrims for the Hajj Saudi Arabia.
Dr AbdulHakeem AbdulLateef, the Lagos State Commissioner for Home Affairs, says a total of 1,273 pilgrims have so far been transported to Saudi Arabia for the 2018 Hajj.