2022 Hajj: No more slots – NAHCON
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, says it wishes to inform State Pilgrims’ Welfare Boards/Agencies/Commissions, Licensed Tour Operators, and the public that the Hajj quota allocated to Nigeria has been completely exhausted long before now.
In a statement signed by Fatima Sanda Usara, AD, Public Affairs, the Commission said it hoped that all Hajj managers had utilized their allocations based on first come, first served arrangement as agreed from the onset of operations.
It however, assured that if Saudi Arabia honours its request for additional slots, the Commission shall willingly distribute the same to all stakeholders demanding for additional allocations without hesitation.
Meanwhile, NAHCON has urged all States’ pilgrims’ boards and private operators to concentrate more on getting their pilgrims ready for their timely conveyance to Saudi Arabia.
It said the need to move all registered pilgrims to the Kingdom safely before closure of Saudi airspace is presently NAHCON’s most important concern.
Similarly, the Commission assured Licensed Tour Operators that initial drawbacks experienced due to unforeseen developments in the new operational system had been successfully settled, adding that they are expected to commence printing of their pilgrims’ travel documents without delay.
Likewise, registered pilgrims are advised to comply with their managers’ instructions accordingly, in order to conclude the 2022 Hajj outbound operation without hitches.
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