Hajj 2022: NAHCON regrets inability to transport 1,550 intending pilgrims
Written by on July 8, 2022
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Friday expressed regrets over its inability to transport 1,500 intending pilgrims for the 2022 Hajj.
This is contained in a statement issued by the commission’s Assistant Director, Public Affairs Division, Mrs
Fatima Usara, on Friday in Abuja.
She said that the intending pilgrims were nine from Bauchi, 91 from Plateau and 700 from Kano State.
Usara also stated that the commission was saddened over it inability to transport an estimated 750 intending pilgrims from the Private Tour Operators sector.
Usara said that the numbers of affected pilgrims would not make it to Saudi Arabia before closure of Jeddah airport; hence they are sadly bound to miss this year’s Hajj.
She assured that all affected pilgrims would get refunded of their Hajj fares, adding that the commission would work towards improving its deficiencies ahead of 2023 Hajj operation.