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HAJJ AIRLIFT: NAHCON inaugurates airline screening committee


Hajj Reporters


Ahead of airlifting of Nigeria pilgrims to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the National Hajj Commission NAHCON has inaugurated the 2022 Hajj Carriers & Cargo companies’ Screening Committee to scrutunised airlines that will convey Nigeria Pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for 2022 Hajj exercise.



The Chairman of NAHCON, Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan Inaugurated the Committee On Monday at Hajj House In Abuja. The Committee is headed by Commissioner in Charge of Operations, Alhaji Abdullahi Magaji Hardawa


The Chairman of NAHCON, Zikrullah Hassan urges the committee to do a thorough in verifying the documents of air carriers to comply with the international best standard.


HAJJ REPORTERS learnt that seven airlines applied to participate in the airlift of Nigeria pilgrims in this year hajj. The airlines are Max Air, Azman Air, Flynas Air, Arik Air, Med View Airline,  Skypower Express, and Westlink Airlines.


HAJJ REPORTERS understand that the committee will only verify the updated documents of air carriers that have been screened in 2020 before the suspension of hajj due to coronavirus pandemic.


It will be recalled that in January, 2020, NAHCON has placed advertisements National dailies, urging the prospective Airlines and Cargo carriers, both locally and internationally for the participation in the airlift of Nigerian Pilgrims and the airfreight of pilgrims Excess Luggage.


It response to the advert, Max Air, Fly Nas, Medview, Azman, Arik, Sky Power, and Sky Prime Air Services bided to airlift Nigeria pilgrims in 2020. In the same vein, Excess luggage carriers that expressed interest to airfreight the pilgrims Excess Luggage in 2020 are the Cargo Zeal, Sokodeke, Esteem Cargo and Tours, and Nigerian Aviation Handling.

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