2024 HAJJ: Airlift of Pilgrims Commences May 15 – NAHCON Boss

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The Chairman of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has announced the date for the inaugural flight to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The chairman disclosed that all approved carriers are fully ready to airlift about 65,000 Pilgrims from over ten departure centres across the country. All pilgrims of the states will be visiting Madinah for a maximum of four days before the hajj execise.

The announcement was made at the first National stakeholders’ summit held at the Shehu Musa Yar’adua Center in Abuja today.

According to Malam Halal Ahmad Arabi, it is important to know that all stakeholders are working to provide effective and efficient services and this underscores the importance of this summit. The preparation for this Hajj was charactized with different challenges, Alhamdullilah, we were able to overcome these challenges ranging from Hajj fares, exchange rates, number of registered pilgrims, Visa processing, accommodation, arrangement for Masha’ir and other logistics.

The various challenges faced by Nigerians pilgrims this year can only be compensated with effective and efficient service delivery that will engender the renewed hope of Nigeria pilgrms. This, he said can only be actualised through partnership and collaboration on airlifting, accommodation, transportation, feeding and Mash’ir activities.

Also speaking at the occasion, were Anofi Elegushi (Commissioner Operations), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, who represented H.E, Alh. Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar Ill, Prof.Mohammed Nasirudeen Maiturare (Rector Hajj Institute of Nigeria) Aliyu Moddibbo Umar (SA, General Duties).

Oloyede, enjoined those assigned on this spiritual and national assignment to take it seriously and endeavor to serve the pilgrims judiciously.

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