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By Sanusi Abdullahi Oyelekan

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON has informed State Pilgrims’ Welfare Boards/Agencies/Commissions, Licensed Tour Operators, and the public that the Hajj quota allocated to Nigeria has been completely exhausted long.

This is contained in Press statement released today Thursday 23rd June, 2022 by its Head of Public Affairs, Hajiah Fatima Sanda Usara.

According to the statement, “we assure that if Saudi Arabia honors its request for additional slots, NAHCON shall willingly distribute same to all stakeholders demanding for additional allocations without hesitation.

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“We urge all states’ pilgrims’ boards and private operators to concentrate more on getting their pilgrims ready for their timely conveyance to Saudi Arabia. And the need to move all registered pilgrims to the Kingdom safely before closure of Saudi airspace is presently NAHCON’s most important concern,” the statement reads.

Similarly, the Commission assures Licensed Tour Operators that initial drawbacks experienced due to unforeseen developments in the new operational system has been successfully settled therefore, 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 2022 Hajj outbound operation without hitches.

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