The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has announced that there are no more hajj slots, as the 430,000 quota allocated to Nigeria by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia authorities have long been exhausted.
The announcement was made in a statement issued on Thursday by the Assistant Director, Public Affairs, NAHCON, Fatima Sanda Usara.
Informing the general public and hajj stakeholders, including the State Pilgrims’ Welfare Boards/Agencies/Commissions, Licensed Tour Operators of the development, Sanda Usara expressed hope that the hajj managers had utilized their allocations based on first come, first served arrangement as agreed from the outset of operations.
She meanwhile stated that if Saudi Arabia honors its request for additional slots, NAHCON shall willingly distribute same to all stakeholders demanding for additional allocations without hesitation.
“In the meantime, NAHCON urges all states’ pilgrims’ boards and private operators to concentrate more on getting their pilgrims ready for their timely conveyance to Saudi Arabia. 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 assures Licensed Tour Operators that initial drawbacks experienced due to unforeseen developments in the new operational system have been successfully settled, therefore, they are expected to commence printing of their pilgrims’ travel documents without delay.”
She advised registered pilgrims to comply with their managers’ instructions in order to conclude 2022 Hajj outbound operation without hitches.
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