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NAHCON, Hajj, Nigeria, Saudi, e-stoning

NAHCON: From a villain to a hero

Over the last decade, the cost of Hajj has been on the spiral swing which many attributed to the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria ((NAHCON). in fact at a point, some began to query the moral leadership of the commission to administer Hajj when according to them the commission wasn’t serving the interest of Nigerian Muslims based on what they erroneously perceived as its inability or weakness to arrest the spiraling cost of Hajj in Nigeria.

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NAHCON, Hajj, Nigeria, Saudi, e-stoning

How States, NAHCON arrive at 2019 Hajj fare

At the meetings with the various States either individually or in group, all the Hajj components were brought to the table for discussion.  Components which seem obvious to bring down for the benefits of the intending pilgrims were reviewed and analyzed and brought downwards. The minor components like, the registration form for the intending pilgrims was made uniform for all the States at the rate of N500, yellow cards, pilgrims uniforms, pilgrims enlightenment, identity cards were all made uniform except where there are genuine reasons to differentiate them. For example, some States actually transport their pilgrims from one States to another to airlift their pilgrims.

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