Officials from the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), will meet with officials of Saudi Arabian Ministry of Hajj and Umrah on December 21 to kick start preparations for Hajj 2023.
This was revealed by the Chairman of NAHCON, Alhaji Zikirullah Kunle Hassan on Thursday while delivering opening remarks at the post Hajj Stakeholders conference, which held inside the auditorium of the National Mosque, Abuja.
“My distinguished brothers and sisters, Hajj 2023 is around the corner, it behoves on us all to focus on proper planning and prudence bearing in mind that our goal is to please Allah through our intending pilgrims who invested so much with the sole aim of serving their Lord.
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“In addition, I am happy to inform you all that unlike last #Hajj when the preparation started late due to absence of information, the Ministry of Hajj and Umra has intimated us that arrangement for Hajj 2023 will begin with a conference via video communication scheduled for 21st December, 2022 between the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria and the Ministry,” he said.
Part of the agenda expected for discussion will be the number of pilgrims that will perform #Hajj 2023 from Nigeria. The country was allocated around 40,000 slots for Hajj 2022. The allocation for Hajj 2019, which was the last time Hajj for all countries took place was 95,000 slots.
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