• NAHCON to sanction pilgrims’ agencies over Hajj fare

    NAHCON to sanction pilgrims’ agencies over Hajj fare

    It was gathered that the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Friday said it would investigate allegations that states used agents in the collection of hajj fares from prospective pilgrims.

    The Chairman of the Commission, Alhaji Abdullahi Mohammed, said this at the Post Arafat meeting in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

    He said the commission had received disturbing reports of many pilgrims being duped by unscrupulous people.

    He said any state official found to have aided such illegality would be sanctioned.

    Mohammed said the agencies […]

  • 18 Nigerians died in Saudi Arabia during 2016 Hajj – NAHCON

    18 Nigerians died in Saudi Arabia during 2016 Hajj – NAHCON

    Eighteen Nigerians died in Saudi Arabia during the just concluded 2016 Hajj attended by Muslims, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) says.

    The victims were from Kwara, Kogi, Bauchi, Taraba, Niger, Kaduna, FCT. There were foreign-based Nigerian pilgrims as well.

    The head of NAHCON’s medical team, Ibrahim Kana, said two pilgrims, including a 40-year-old woman, died in Madinah.

    Three died in Muna, while 13 died in Makkah. A mentally ill woman was amongst the victim.

    He however said the 2016 death toll was […]

  • Hajj: Pilgrims to return from Sept. 17 – NAHCON

    Hajj: Pilgrims to return from Sept. 17 – NAHCON

    The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) says transportation of pilgrims from Mecca to Nigeria will begin on Sept. 17.

    NAHCON Commissioner of Operations, Alhaji Abdullahi Saleh, announced this during a pre-Arafat meeting with stakeholders in Mecca.

    He said the exercise would start begin with transporting of pilgrims from Kwara and Kogi.

    “FlyNas Airline is ready to begin the operation of returning the pilgrims back home.

    “We have got schedule of FlyNas as at Saturday while Med-view and MaxAir are to follow suit soon.

    “We […]

  • NAHCON transports 61,237 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia so far — official

    NAHCON transports 61,237 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia so far — official

    The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) says it has so far transported 61, 237 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for this year’s pilgrimage.

    The commission’s Media Officer, Alhaji Adamu Abdullahi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Madinah, Saudi Arabia, on Thursday that the pilgrims were transported in 149 flights.

    He said with the success recorded so far, it was likely that the commission would complete the flight operations on Monday.

    He attributed the success to careful planning by the commission as […]

  • FG Does Not Give Waiver to Hajj Pilgrims over foreign exchange — NAHCON debunks

    FG Does Not Give Waiver to Hajj Pilgrims over foreign exchange — NAHCON debunks

    The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) says the Federal Government has not given foreign exchange waiver to Nigerian pilgrims performing hajj this year.

    The commission’s Head of Media, Alhaji Uba Mana, made the clarification in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday. “The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria wishes to draw the attention of the public that the Federal Government has not given foreign exchange waiver to Nigerian pilgrims performing this year’s hajj.

    “If there is one thing that the Government did […]