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Press Release


The Ag. Chairman/CEO of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Malam Jalal Ahmad Arabi OON, fwc, has inaugurated an 11-Man Committee for the Pre-Qualification of Applicants Tour Companies for the 2024 Hajj License.


Speaking at the inauguration ceremony held at the Board room of the Hajj House in Abuja, the Ag. Chairman/CEO, admonished the members to live above board and be guided by the principles of transparency, honesty, fairness and the fear of Almighty God in the discharge of the assignment.


According to him, the conduct of the members will go a long way to  enhance the image and integrity of the Commission. “This assignment is very crucial and a litmus test of your integrity and the Commission. If you get it right, it will be a sign that we are ready for business and ready to move forward,



“Therefore, ‘I enjoined you to be strong, bold and firm, so that the outcome of your assignment will not be questioned or disputed. At the same time, you will make yourself and the Commission very proud. So don’t let your personal desires and interests becloud your sense of judgment in carrying out the tasks.”


The Committee which had the following terms of reference;

  1. To screen all application vis-à-vis the requirements in the advertisement.
  2. To identify lead companies for the groups
  3. To devise the best way to distribute the licensed companies among the ten groups.
  4. To propose the sharing of Hajj slots.


In his remarks, the leader of the Committee who is also the Head of Tour Operator Division, Malam Muhammad Ahmad Shira, thanked the Ag. Chairman on his appointment and pledge to discharge the duties diligently and with utmost honesty and fairness. “We will try to do our best and we will not disappoint you.


The Committee has 10 days to submit its reports.



Mousa Ubandawaki,

D.D. Information and Publications,


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