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Nigeria gets 95,000 slots for Hajj 2018

January 06
05:55:11 2018
A total of 95,000 slots have been given to Nigeria for the 2018 hajj exercise by Saudi Arabia, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has said.
A total of 95,000 slots have been given to Nigeria for the 2018 hajj exercise by Saudi Arabia, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has said.

A spokesman of the commission Adamu Hassan Abdullahi said in a statement that while 75,000 slots would be for the State Pilgrims Welfare Boards, the remaining 20,000 would be for the private tour companies.

According to him this was part of the resolutions of a ministerial meeting held between Nigeria and Saudi Arabia on recently in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

According to him the meeting, which kick-started the process of Hajj 2018 preparations witnessed the Saudi Arabian delegation led by the Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Dr Muhammad Saleh Bin Taher Benten and Nigeria’s delegation led by the Minister of State Foreign Affairs, Hon. Khadija Bukar Abba Ibrahim reviewing the 2017 Hajj operations and charting a new course on preparations for Hajj 2018.

He said the Nigerian delegation included members of NAHCON led by its Chairman Abdullahi Muktar Muhammad and Nigeria’s Foreign Missions in Saudi Arabia led by Ambassador Isa Muhammad Dodo.

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