To start with, Saudi Arabia has made its stand clear to which there seems no retraction. Any party that delays Hajj remittances for any reason, may have to wait for another year to perform Hajj. Be it the delay were from pilgrims, their officials, the State Governors or even from NAHCON, that will be the end of story if it exceeds Saudi’s visa processing deadline. Hence, the Visa e-track portal, that is, the Saudi e-track portal, will be locked by 29th April, beyond NAHCON’s reach. No room for allegation of manipulation, no room for manoeuvres, neither for pleas. Saudi Arabia is ready to work with any number of pilgrims whose visas are ready between 1st March 2024 to 29th April, 2024.
This is contained in a press release signed by the State’s Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Prince Dotun Oyelade.
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has urged state pilgrim welfare boards to collect N4.5m as deposits from 2024 hajj pilgrims, Daily Trust reports.
The National Hajj Commission (NAHCON) has been commended for successfully airlifting all Nigerians who performed the 2023 hajj exercise. The commendation was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday, 30th August, 2023 by the Executive Director of the Islamic human rights organization, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC).
Ustadh Hassan made the call while speaking with newsmen at the National Conference Public Lecture, of The Companion, an Association of Muslim Men in Business and the Professions, held at the University of Lagos UNILAG, Akoka.
IHR in a statement Monday in Abuja, signed by its National Coordinator, Ibrahim Mohammed said the call became necessary due to the change in the Calendar of Hajj activities by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Hajj and Umrah following the conclusion of Hajj 2023.
Thereafter, Pakistan, Kuwait and Indonesia swung into 2024 hajj preparations, citing the early release of the calendar.
The National Chairman of Hijrah Organisation of Nigeria, Prof. Yusuf Badmas has commended President Bola Tinubu for returning the National Hajj Commission (NAHCON) to the office of the Vice President.
Instead of blame, MURIC in a press release signed Sunday by its Executive Director, Prof Ishaq Akintola said the faults should be laid squarely at the doorsteps of the host – the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria on Thursday assured all the Nigerian pilgrims still in Saudi Arabia waiting for airlift back home that the suspension of Max Air domestic operations by the Federal Government would not affect the ongoing hajj airlift operations.
This was contained in a statement by the NAHCON Deputy Director of Information and Publications, Mousa Ubandawaki.
The commission’s Deputy Director, Information and Publication, Mousa Ubandawaki, made this known on Tuesday.
Chairman, Ghana Hajj Board and Presidential Coordinator, Ben Abdallah Banda, made the request on Tuesday.
This development was revealed by a Non Governmental Organisation, Independent Hajj Reporters, on Saturday.
The organisation advised in a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Malam Ibrahim Mohammed, on Saturday in Makkah.
The immediate past Lagos Commissioner for Home Affairs disclosed this while addressing a press conference organised by the Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board to brief the press about the 2023 Hajj operations at Al Dera Hotel, Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
A statement issued in Ilorin, the State’s capital by the Press Secretary of the Board, Jumoke Jimoh, confirmed that the pilgrims first landed at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, at 2:00 a.m. before heading to Ilorin.
The first flight carrying the first batch of 426 Nigerian pilgrims and one official Tuesday afternoon left King Abdulaziz International…
The Chairman of NAHCON, Alhaji Zikrullah Hassan, stated this during a working visit to Mutawif for Pilgrims from African non-Arab countries in Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Head of Aviation Matters of NAHCON, Engineer Mohammed Goni Sanda, made the announcement at the post-Arafah meeting held in Makkah.