2023Hajj: Max Air suspension won’t affect airlift – NAHCON

July 14, 2023 Ahmid Lawal 0

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has promised that the indefinite suspension of Max Air domestic operations by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) will not affect the ongoing Hajj airlift operation of the Nigerian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia. A statement by the NAHCON Deputy Director, Information & Publications Division, Mousa Ubandawaki said: “Clarification became necessary to assuage and Read More

[Breaking] Hajj 2023: Another Plateau pilgrim confirmed dead, as first 523 return to Nigeria

Another Nigerian hajj pilgrim from Plateau state, Hassan Musa, has been confirmed dead by the State Pilgrims Welfare Board, Executive Secretary (ES), Barr. Auwal Abdullahi. This was contained in an exclusive statement, via WhatsApp, sent to Blueprint online, in the early hours of Saturday July 8, 2023, by the ES. “From Allah we are and unto Him we shall all Read More

Bala donates 300 Saudi riyals to 3,000 Bauchi pilgrims in Makkah

June 30, 2023 Mohammed Lawal 0

The Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed, has donated 300 Saudi riyals to each of the over three thousand Bauchi state pilgrims who participated in this year’s hajj exercise in the holy land of Saudi Arabia. In a statement signed by his media adviser, Mukhtar Gidado, the governor announced the donation when he visited the pilgrims from the state at their Read More

Hajj 2023: CSO hails Air carriers for patriotism, cooperation

June 18, 2023 Content Editor 0

The Independent Hajj Reporters (IHR), a civil society organization that monitors and reports activities during Hajj and Umrah has saluted what it describes as the “exemplary patriotism” and cooperation shown by selected airlines for the 2023 Hajj. The federal government through NAHCON had selected Max Air, Azman, Air Peace, Aero Contractors, Arik Air, Value Jet, and Saudi Arabia-based Flynas for Read More

NAHCON concludes oversights visits, airlifts 56,446 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia

June 18, 2023 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Makkah office has completed visit to 18 field offices that will serve Nigerian pilgrims ahead of the commencement of the rituals at the Holy Sites next week. NAHCON says it has also airlifted 56,446 out of the 75,000 Pilgrims to Saudi Arabia. The deputy coordinator, NAHCON Makkah Office Operations Alidu Shutti accompanied by Read More

OIC: Nigeria appeals for increase in Hajj quota

June 16, 2023 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Nigeria has appealed to the Saudi authorities to increase Nigeria’s pilgrims’ quota, adding that in recent years the quota is inadequate. Nigeria’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Alhaji Yahaya Lawal, made the appeal, at the meeting of the Organization Of Islamic Countries (OIC), in Jeddah said this is pertinent due to the increase in demand for Hajj seats each year from Read More

Live in harmony, NAHCON admonishes youth

June 6, 2023 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has urged youth to live in harmony. NAHCON commissioner in charge of Planning, Research, Statistics, Information and Library Services (PRSILS) who doubles as Takobi of Auchi, Sheikh Suleiman Momoh, stated this when he hosted the ALOAYE 1996 Age group to a luncheon recently in Abuja. The Commissioner in a statement by NAHCON Information & Read More

Air Peace begins airlift of pilgrims to Saudi Arabia

May 26, 2023 Suleiman Idris 0

Nigeria’s leading carrier, Air Peace, on Friday announced the commencement of its airlift of Nigerian pilgrims for this year’s Hajj pilgrimage to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The airline would airlift the pilgrims to Saudi Arabia from May 26, 2023, with one of its Boeing 777 aircraft, according to the management. Air Peace is one of the airlines approved by Read More

2023 Hajj: Gombe set to airlift 2, 556 intending pilgrims to Mecca

May 26, 2023 Auwal Ahmad 0

The Gombe state Muslim Pilgrims Board has disclosed that plans had been concluded for the uplift of intending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for the 2023 Hajj to Mecca. After a training session for prospective pilgrims in Gombe, the board’s executive secretary, Mr. Sa’adu Hassan Adamu, told newsmen that everything had been prepared for the airlift of 2, 556 prospective pilgrims Read More

[Happening now] Hajj 2023: First batch of Nigerian pilgrims set to depart for Saudi Arabia

All is now set for the first batch of Nigerian intending pilgrims for the 2023 Hajj operation from Nasarawa State to be flown to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from pilgrim terminal of Nnamdi Azikiwe International International Airport, Abuja. The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) advance team depart Nigeria for Saudi Arabia on Sunday. Intending pilgrims from Nasarawa State Read More

2023 Hajj: How we managed $100 additional fair caused by Sudan crises – NAHCON

May 23, 2023 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has explained how it managed to resolve the additional $100 that the crisis in Sudan has indirectly added to the Hajj fair. According to NAHCON, the Sudan crisis has resulted in the closure of its airspace for security reasons. “Consequently, all Hajj airlift flights will operate through alternate routes which are from 1 Read More

2023 Hajj: FCT Board begins orientation for intending pilgrims

March 15, 2023 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has disclosed that it is set to conduct its first phase of education and orientation exercise for intending pilgrims for this year’s hajj on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th March, 2023. A statement by the spokesperson of the Board, Muhammad Lawal Aliyu, disclosed that Islamic scholars have already been mobilised for Read More