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 National Hajj Commission of Nigeria says it will not compromise standard, quality and hygiene in feeding Nigerian pilgrims during 2018 Hajj in Saudi Arabia.
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, on Tuesday assured the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that it had taken measures to checkmate the menace of both drug and human trafficking among Nigerian pilgrims coming into the kingdom.
The advance team of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) for the 2018 hajj on Wednesday departed Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja to Saudi Arabia to make arrangements ahead of arrival of Nigerian pilgrims.
The Executive Chairman of NAHCON, Alhaji Abdullahi Muhammad, gave the advice at the inauguration of the Media Team at the commission’s headquarters, on Friday in Abuja.
However, some civil society groups and prominent Muslims have asked NAHCON to shift the deadline. Independent Hajj Reporters in a statement by its chairman, Ibrahim Muhammad, said that for Nigeria to maximally utilize her 95, 000 slots for…
Alhaji Abdullahi Muhammad, the Chairman of the commission, made the call in Gombe on Thursday while addressing Hajj officials and intending pilgrims on the preparations for this year’s exercise.
Alhaji Abdullahi Saleh, Commissioner in charge of Operations, gave the caution on Thursday in Katsina during an enlightenment programme on the 2018 hajj.