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Foreign Affairs Ministry, NAHCON meet on 2020 Hajj

Foreign Affairs Ministry, NAHCON meet on 2020 Hajj

  Teams from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria ( NAHCON) meet on Thursday to discuss on modalities to be adopted to ensure a successful conduct of the 2020 Hajj exercise. *Amb. Zubairu* Minister of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Zubairu led the Ministry’s team while the Chairman/CEO of NAHCON, Alhaji Zikrulah Kunle ... Read More »

Hajj: Pilgrims May Enjoy Advantage of New Enhanced Passports, Reduction of Airport Screening Time in Nigeria

Hajj: Pilgrims May Enjoy Advantage of New Enhanced Passports, Reduction of Airport Screening Time in Nigeria

By Fatima Sanda Usara Nigerian pilgrims to 2020 Hajj may benefit from a newly enhanced international passport booklet preliminarily released in Abuja, Kano, Lagos and Port Harcourt. This was revealed Wednesday 19th February, 2020 when NAHCON Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan paid a courtesy visit to the Immigration Boss as a step towards familiarization and preparations ... Read More »

Hajj 2020: NAHCON Chairman visits Immigration CG (see pictures)

Hajj 2020: NAHCON Chairman visits Immigration CG (see pictures)

  As part of the efforts geared towards ensuring a hitch free Hajj exercise, the Chairman/CEO of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, (NAHCON), Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan on Wednesday paid a courtesy visit on the Comptroller General of Immigration, CG Muhammad Babandede. The NAHCON Chairman/CEO was accompanied on the visit by some senior officials of the Commission. Read More »

NAHCON Chairman inaugurates pre- Hajj team to Saudi Arabia

NAHCON Chairman inaugurates pre- Hajj team to Saudi Arabia

Chairman/ CEO of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan,has inaugurated a team to proceed to Saudi Arabia on the first official assignment to be carried out by the fourth NAHCON board. It is a pre Hajj team to make necessary accommodation and feeding arrangements for the 2020 Hajj. Inaugurating the team on Wednesday 19th February 2020, ... Read More »

NAHCON: Oyo State Muslim Community elated with appointment of Barrister Hassan

NAHCON: Oyo State Muslim Community elated with appointment of Barrister Hassan

The Muslim Community Of Oyo State is elated by the appointment of Barrister Zhikrullah Kunle Hassan as the first Southerner to occupy the position of the Chairmanship of National Hajj Commission. By Alhaji Ishaq Kunle Sanni In the past before the commission was given a legal handle virtually all the former adhoc chairmen were of Northern extraction. Only Alhaj Ismail ... Read More »

NAHCON: Barrister Hassan assumes duty, promises improved Hajj administration

NAHCON: Barrister Hassan assumes duty, promises improved Hajj administration

The new Chairman/CEO of the National Hajj Commission, (NAHCON), Barrister (Ustaz) Zikrullah Olakunle Hassan on Thursday assumed office with a pledge to improve on Hajj operation. R-L: Barrister Hassan, Barrister Muhammad during the handing over * Taking over the baton from his immediate predecessor, Barrister Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammad, Barrister Hassan said: “It is a great Honour for me to stand ... Read More »

Hajj: Abdul- Mutallab led Jaiz team meets Barrister Zikrullah Hassan

Hajj: Abdul- Mutallab led Jaiz team meets Barrister Zikrullah Hassan

*R-L: Alhaji Abdul-Mutallab, Barrister Hassan* A high-powered team of Jaiz Bank Plc led by its chairman, Alhaji (Dr) Umaru Abdul Mutallab, CON on Monday met with the new Chairman/CEO of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Barrister Zikrullah Olakunle Hassan, at Maitama, Abuja on the need to take hajj to greater heights. Part of the Jaiz team are the ... Read More »

Hajj: Katsina spends over N1.5 bn on pilgrimage annually – Gov Masari

Hajj: Katsina spends over N1.5 bn on pilgrimage annually – Gov Masari

…Threatens saboteurs Governor Aminu Bello Masari has threatened to dismiss any Hajj official found involved in sabotaging government effort in providing befitting accommodation to the state pilgrims at the holy land. The governor made this threat when the 2019 Hajj Amirul Hajj of Katsina state Alhaji Muntari Lawal presented the best leader of the state Delegation for the 2019 Hajj ... Read More »

Hajj 2020: Bauchi gets new Local Govts Hajj Affairs Officers

Hajj 2020: Bauchi gets new Local Govts Hajj Affairs Officers

Bauchi State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has tasked newly appointed Hajj Local Government officials to be honest in dealing with pilgrims and discharge their duties with utmost seriousness. The Ag. Executive Secretary of the Board, Mal. Alkasim Dallami Shall gave the advised at the opening of a one day sensitization workshop to the newly officials held at the conference Hall ... Read More »

Analysis: The Cost Implication of New Saudi Hajj Policy

Analysis: The Cost Implication of New Saudi Hajj Policy

By Ibrahim Muhammed The new hajj policy introduced by Saudi Arabia Ministry of Hajj recently may alter the arithmetic and the formula for funding the 2020 hajj fare and may change the templates for computing hajj services in Nigeria. Barrister (Ustaz) Zikrullah Olakunle Hassan, Chairman/CEO Designate, NAHCON* First, the Leader of Saudi delegation and Vice Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Dr. ... Read More »

Hajj: Outgoing NAHCON boss proposes new guideline on payment of refunds to tour operators

Hajj: Outgoing NAHCON boss proposes new guideline on payment of refunds to tour operators

Outgoing Acting Chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Barrister Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammad has proposed refunds to tour operators should henceforth be made directly to their accounts and not to the Hajj Commission’s account any longer. He made the request in Jeddah on Sunday during a meeting at the Saudi Arabian United Agents Office. The State Online gathered ... Read More »

Nigerian Hajj Delegation, Saudi Govt Sign Agreement On 2020 Hajj

Nigerian Hajj Delegation, Saudi Govt Sign Agreement On 2020 Hajj

  Saudi Arabia Minister of Hajj and Umrah D. Muhammad Bantan on Thursday,5th November in Saudi Arabia signed an agreement with the Hajj Affairs delegation of Nigeria for the early arrangements of Hajj 2020. In his remark, Bantan said ”All institutions serving the Guests of Allah are keen to provide the finest services to pilgrims following directives of the Custodian ... Read More »

The Journey To Hajj 2020 Begins

The Journey To Hajj 2020 Begins

BY MOUSA UBANDAWAKI “Where all thinks alike, none thinks very much” – – Walter Lippmann. The above saying might have spurred the management of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), to the realization that if it must succeed in its endeavor, it must galvanize its staff and the entire Nigeria Hajj family to start preparation for the 2020 edition ... Read More »

NAHCON holds first preparatory meeting on 2020 Hajj

NAHCON holds first preparatory meeting on 2020 Hajj

PRESS STATEMENT NAHCON’S REVIEW MEETING OF 2019 HAJJ AND FIRST PREPARATORY MEETING ON 2020 HAJJ HELD ON THURSDAY, 24TH AND 29th OCTOBER 2019 IN HAJJ HOUSE WITH SPWB/A/Cs AND LICENSED TOUR OPERATORS RESPECTIVELY The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, (NAHCON) held its review meeting of 2019 Hajj and first preparatory meeting on 2020 Hajj firstly on Thursday, 24th October 2019 ... Read More »

Saudi Hajj Ministry may cancel Mahram condition for women

Saudi Hajj Ministry may cancel Mahram condition for women

The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Hajj and Umrah is said considering the cancelation of the condition of Mahram (male guardian) for women of all age groups as a pre-requisite for granting them Umrah visa, Makkah daily reported on Saturday. Marwan Shaaban, chairman of the Hajj and Umrah committee at the Makkah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI), said this was ... Read More »

Flight departs Jeddah for home with 432 Lagos pilgrims- NAHCON

Flight departs Jeddah for home with 432 Lagos pilgrims- NAHCON

  Following the completion of the 2019 Hajj in Saudi Arabia, fight FLYNAS XY7434 departed Jeddah to Lagos at 15:00hrs on Saturday. A statement from the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) Command and Control Centre indicated that it had 432 Lagos State pilgrims onboard. According to the statement, “Today, 17/08/2019 FLYNAS XY7434 departed Jeddah to Lagos at 15:00hrs with ... Read More »

NAHCON congratulates Saudi Arabia on successful completion of 2019 Hajj

NAHCON congratulates Saudi Arabia on successful completion of 2019 Hajj

  “The NAHCON Chairman praised the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah for their professional handling of the event which resulted in an event-free exercise.” NAHCON CONGRATULATES SAUDI ARABIA FOR SUCCESFULLY CONCLUDING 2019 HAJJ SEASON The Chairman, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammad, congratulates the Saudi Arabian government for successfully hosting Pilgrims from all over the world ... Read More »

Makkah: A ‘VIP’ pilgrimage in five-star hotels

Makkah: A ‘VIP’ pilgrimage in five-star hotels

  FIVE-STAR hotels with views of Islam’s holiest site and luxury hajj pilgrimage packages are attracting a super-wealthy clientele and establishing Mecca as the capital of premium religious tourism. Mecca’s finest hotels are lavishly appointed with shimmering marble, fine wood panelling and vast chandeliers, serving super-wealthy pilgrims from around the world. At one of the high-end establishments, the main selling ... Read More »

Hajj : NAHCON announces end of phase one of airlift operation

Hajj : NAHCON announces end of phase one of airlift operation

  The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Tuesday announced the end of phase one airlift operation for the 2019 Hajj. In an update, the Commission stated that: “Assalamu Alaikum, the departure of Flynas flight XY5827 depart from Abuja to Jeddah at 08:53hrs on 06/08/2019 with 301 pilgrims and 86 Officials marks the end of phase one airlift operation ... Read More »

Hajj: Katsina loses two pilgrims

Hajj: Katsina loses two pilgrims

The Katsina State Pilgrims Welfare Board, has announced the death of two female pilgrims from the state in Saudi Arabia. Malam Hassan Bindawa, an official of the board made the announcement in Makkah on Thursday. Bindawa said the pilgrims died separately in Makkah due to brief illness that manifested in the Holy city of Madinah. He identified the deceased as ... Read More »