NAHCON Reports 51,447 Pilgrims Registered for 2024 Hajj Despite Challenges


Zakari Haruna - Kaduna

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has announced that a total of 51,447 intending pilgrims have registered for the 2024 Hajj under the government quota after the close of registration.

In a statement released by the Assistant Director, of Public Affairs of the commission, Fatima Sanda Usara, NAHCON acknowledged the significant role played by the Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led government in achieving this milestone. 

The Commission commended the Federal Government for its numerous sacrifices to ease constraints faced by intending pilgrims, despite the challenges encountered.
NAHCON also expressed appreciation for the patience exhibited by the pilgrims amid uncertainties surrounding the Hajj. The concern shown by religious scholars (Ulamas) regarding the pilgrims' predicament was duly noted by the Commission.

Additionally, several stakeholders, including State Governors, contributed solutions to address the challenges faced by pilgrims.
The statement highlighted the understanding shown by some media houses, which helped shed light on the realities of the challenges encountered during the 2024 Hajj preparations.

The 2024 Hajj preparations presented unexpected challenges from which valuable lessons have been learned, according to NAHCON. 

The Commission emphasized the importance of long-term planning as a strategy to overcome such challenges in the future. Moving forward, long-term planning will be the cornerstone of NAHCON's pre-Hajj operations, requiring the cooperation of all stakeholders to mitigate unforeseen challenges.

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