NAHCON Announces 15th May for Departure of Inaugural Flight

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By Bello Hamza, Abuja

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has announced 15th May, 2024 for the inaugural flight, with Kebbi State earmarked for the airlift.

The development was made known by the Chairman/CEO of the Commission, Malam Jalal Ahmad Arabi at the ongoing 1st National Stakeholders Summit of Nigeria’s Hajj and Umrah Industry in Abuja.

Arabi added that over 65, 000 pilgrims would be performing this year’s pilgrimage, assuring readiness and commitment to airlift everyone to and fro Saudi Arabia without any hassle.

The Commission’s Commissioner in charge of Operations, Inspectorate, and Licensing, Prince Elegushi, confirmed that as of yesterday evening, over 26,000 visas have been processed.

Citizen FM recalsl that NAHCON had earlier announced FlyNas, Air Peace and Max Air as the successful airlines to partake in this year’s Hajj.

The commission also said Air Peace would transport intending pilgrims from: Abia, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Enugu, FCT, Imo, Kwara, Ondo and Rivers.

FlyNas will airlift Muslim pilgrims from: Borno, Lagos, Osun, Ogun, Niger, Sokoto, Kebbi, Yobe and Zamfara.

Max Air with the highest allocation will be responsible for moving pilgrims from: Bauchi, Benue, Kano, Katsina, Kogi, Nasarawa, Adamawa, Oyo, Taraba, Kaduna, Gombe, Jigawa and Plateau states and the Armed Forces.


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