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NAHCON, IDB meet in Jeddah on capacity building

NAHCON, IDB meet in Jeddah on capacity building

A meeting between National Hajj Commission Of Nigeria and Islamic Development Bank,was held At the headquarters of IDB in Jeddah Saudi Arabia on Wednesday 19th February 2020. Key issues were discussed,but most importantly, the meeting Centered around Capacity building by IDB for Nahcon Staff and other areas of collaboration that IDB will  partner with the Commission to boost Hajj Operations. NAHCON ... Read More »

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: Forum of Chairmen/ Executive Secretaries of State Pilgrims Welfare Boards, Agencies and Commissions visits Barrister Hassan

NAHCON: Forum of Chairmen/ Executive Secretaries of State Pilgrims Welfare Boards, Agencies and Commissions visits Barrister Hassan

By Mikail Mumuni The Chairman/CEO of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria ( NAHCON), Barrister Zikrullah Olakunle Hassan on Monday received a congratulatory visit from the Forum of Chairmen/ Executive Secretaries of State Pilgrims Welfare Boards, Agencies and Commissions. The courtesy visit was led by the Chairman of the Forum, Abubakar Sarkin Fawa Danbo. Receiving the visitors, Barrister Hassan thanked them ... 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 »

Breaking- NAHCON: All is set for assumption as Barrister Hassan, others receive appointment letters from Boss Mustapha

Breaking- NAHCON: All is set for assumption as Barrister Hassan, others receive appointment letters from Boss Mustapha

By Mikail Mumuni Barrister (Ustaz) Zikrullah Olakunle Hassan is billed to assume office on Thursday as Chairman/CEO of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) as he received his appointment letter on Wednesday from the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha. The State Online learnt that the SGF issued the letter after ... Read More »

NAHCON chairman, Barrister Hassan, urges parents to raise their children responsibly

NAHCON chairman, Barrister Hassan, urges parents to raise their children responsibly

Chairman of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Barrister ( Ustaz) Zikrullah Olakunle Hassan has urged parents to raise their children responsibly. He gave the advise in Lagos on Sunday as chairman of the 2020 edition of the annual seminar of the Lagos District of  The Criterion ( an association of Muslim women in business and the professions) with the ... Read More »

NAHCON, ABU meet on Hajj Training Institute

NAHCON, ABU meet on Hajj Training Institute

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) and Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria on Thursday held a meeting on the proposed Hajj Training Institute. At the head of the NAHCON team were the outgoing Acting Chairman/CEO, Barrister Muhammad Abdullahi Mukhtar and the incoming Chairman/ CEO, Barrister (Ustaz ) Zikrullah  Olakunle Hassan. They were accompanied by NAHCON’s Director of Administration and ... Read More »

NAHCON: Barrister Zikrullah Hassan pays courtesy visit on IGP Adamu

NAHCON: Barrister Zikrullah Hassan pays courtesy visit on IGP Adamu

The new Chairman/CEO of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Barrister  Zikrullah Hassan on Tuesday paid a courtesy visit of the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, at the Force Headquarters, Louis Edet House, Abuja. During the visit, Barrister Hassan commended the IGP on his achievements since he came into office, while the police boss congratulated the new NAHCON ... Read More »

NAHCON pays condolence visit to Saudi Embassy

NAHCON pays condolence visit to Saudi Embassy

By Fatima Sanda Usara The outgoing Chairman of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Barrister Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammad accompanied by the incoming NAHCON Chairman, Barrister Zikrullahi Hassan, today, 4th February 2020, led some senior management staff of the commission to pay a condolence visit to the Deputy Ambassador to Saudi Arabia in Nigeria, Mr. Muhammad Fauzan, over the sudden demise of the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to Nigeria, ... Read More »

NAHCON generates N2bn from Hajj Development Levy

NAHCON generates N2bn from Hajj Development Levy

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), says it generated N2 billion from the Hajj Development Levy. Fatima Usara, Head, Public Affairs, NAHCON, stated this in a statement in Abuja. Usara said that NAHCON acting Commissioner, Operations, Mr Modibbo Saleh, announced the amount during the foundation laying ceremony of the Pilgrims Hotel in Kaduna. She said the commission had spent ... 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 »

Governor El-Rufa’i Lays Foundation for Kaduna Pilgrims’ Hotel

Governor El-Rufa’i Lays Foundation for Kaduna Pilgrims’ Hotel

By Fatima Sanda Usara The Executive Governor of Kaduna state, Mallam Nasiru El-Rufa’i today, 2/2/2020 performed the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of Kaduna state pilgrims’ hotel facility in the Mando transit camp, Kaduna. Speaking on the occasion, Mallam Nasiru revealed the magnitude of the project’ importance having spent the last three years discussing and planning the take-off of the ... Read More »

NAHCON: Senate confirms Barrister Zikrullah Hassan, others

NAHCON: Senate confirms Barrister Zikrullah Hassan, others

By Mikail Mumuni The Senate on Thursday confirmed the nomination of Barrister ( Ustaz) Zikrullah Olakunle Hassan by President Muhammadu Buhari as Chairman/CEO of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON). Barrister Hassan on Wednesday at the Senate screening* Also confirmed were the other nominees into the Board of the Commission. New Chairman/CEO of NAHCON and other members of the ... Read More »

2020: NAHCON pledges hitch-free hajj, accessible accommodation for pilgrims

2020: NAHCON pledges hitch-free hajj, accessible accommodation for pilgrims

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has pledged to ensure hitch-free hajj in 2020, with pilgrims’ accommodations not situated more than two kilometres away from the Holy Mosque in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. * Barrister Zikrullah Olakunle Hassan, incoming Chairman/CEO of NAHCON* The commission, however, said that shuttle buses must be provided to transport pilgrims if their accommodation are situated ... Read More »

NAHCON: Agenda for New Board on Hajj Operation

NAHCON: Agenda for New Board on Hajj Operation

By Sani Ibrahim Paki Barrister (Ustaz) Zikrullah Hasan* One of the globally recognised qualities of good leaders is their ability to transform their people or institutions to the better through setting lasting legacies that impact positively. If you lead without leaving a foot-printed legacy or a policy that you can be remembered within your absence, you can only be said ... 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 »