The Management of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria NAHCON has refuted the stories going around on social media and other media platforms about certain hajj slots being allocated to Nigeria by the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
In a statement signed by the Commission’s head of Public Affairs, Hajiya Fatima Sanda Usara, the commission wishes to let the general public know that there was nothing as such cautions intending pilgrims not to fall preys in the hands of fraudsters.
Read the full press statement below.
Our attention has been drawn to an advert circulated on Instagram and probably other social media platforms claiming that it is official, Nigeria finally got 50,000 slots for Hajj 2021/1442 AH. The advert is calling on intending pilgrims to deposit today to secure their Hajj seat.
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria hereby notifies the general public that the said information is false. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has neither notified NAHCON of any plans to conduct the 2021 Hajj nor the number of slots allocated to the country. When such communication takes place, NAHCON will not hesitate to officially disclose the news and its plans on the distribution of slots to respective states.
The Chairman/The chief Executive Officer of the Commission hence seizes this medium to warn Nigerian intending pilgrims against falling into the hands of fraudsters in the name of Hajj or Umrah registration.
To make any deposits in anticipation of 2021 HajjTosit any state Muslim pilgrims’ welfare board or go to the NAHCON website on https://nigeriahajjcom.gov.ng/umrah-licethe nsed-companies/or www.nigeriahajjcom.gov.ng for a list of licenced Tour Operators. Again, until the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia officially informs the world through its official websites or NAHCON on its plans/guidelines/regulations for the 2021 Hajj, please disregard any story regarding such.