As the Nahcon celebrate the restoration of pre-Covid hajj slots for Nigerians, flynas the Saudi career on December 20, 2022, welcomed two airbus A330 wide-body aircraft to its fleet, which arrived at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, to expand and double its aviation network of serving Pilgrims and Umrah performance for the purpose of providing outstanding travel experience! This will contribute to boosting the operational capacity and the number of passengers, as per the vision of the Flynas Board of Directors for increasing orders to reach 250 new aircraft.
Additionally, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria received 95,000 Hajj slots back from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Friday, December 23, 2022, ahead of the holy pilgrimage in 2023, this was disclosed in a statement by NAHCON Assistant Director of Information and Publications, Mousa Ubandawaki, on Wednesday, December 21, 2022. According to Intel Region.
Nigeria will receive its customary 95,000 slots from the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah for the holy pilgrimage in 2023.
The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has approved the NAHCON pre-COVID-19 allocation, which may have assuaged the hopes of many prospective Nigerian pilgrims to perform the 2023 Hajj.
The good news was revealed by Bahauddeen Alwani, the Director-General in charge of Hajj Missions at the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, via video conference with the Chairman of NAHCON, Malam Zukrullah Hassan, during a preparatory meeting for the hajj.
The removal of the age restriction or cap and the cancellation of the PCR test for the Hajj were two additional guidelines made public by the Ministry for the 2023 Hajj, according to Ubandawaki.
In a similar vein, he claimed that the Saudi Hajj Ministry had given the commission the authority to select the package for services provided to Mutawwiff pilgrims from African non-Arab nations.
The Ministry further announced that going forward, all payments made to service providers must be made through the e-track or e-wallet platforms because the Kingdom will not be held accountable for payments made through any other platforms, the source added.
Hassan, the chairman of NAHCON, responded by thanking the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for its prompt preparation and restoration of the nation’s Hajj allocation.
He praised the Kingdom for giving many potential Nigerian pilgrims who wanted to perform the Hajj this year renewed hope and confidence through the Ministry of Hajj. He also expressed his gratitude to the Ministry for continuing to assist and work with him in serving Allah’s visitors.
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