National Hajj Commission Directs Grouping of Intending Pilgrims for Hajj 2024

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has instructed State Pilgrims’ Welfare Boards to finalize the grouping of intending pilgrims into groups of 45 individuals each and upload their data to the e-Track Portal by Friday. This directive aims to streamline the visa issuance process and comply with Saudi authorities’ mandate for grouping pilgrims.

According to NAHCON, visas will only be issued once pilgrims have been grouped into sets of 45. The commission emphasized the importance of completing the grouping process to facilitate seamless travel arrangements and accommodation during the Hajj pilgrimage.

The statement, signed by NAHCON’s Deputy Director of Information & Publications Division, Mousa Ubandawaki, highlighted that 51,477 prospective pilgrims have completed payments for the 2024 Hajj exercise under the government quota. Pilgrims who wish to travel together are encouraged to approach their State Pilgrims’ Welfare Boards to ensure they are grouped accordingly.

The grouping of pilgrims into sets of 45 will enable them to undertake all Hajj activities together, including travel, accommodation, and religious rituals in Makkah and Madinah. NAHCON emphasized that this directive represents the final opportunity for pilgrims to arrange group travels for the Hajj operations.


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