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Tue. Sep 29th, 2020

Hajj Seat: Kano Get Highest Allocation of 6, 602

Hajj Reporters  
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, has distribute 95,000 seats to the SMPWB, the Armed Forces and the Private Tour Operators being allocation for Hajj 2017 exercise.

This year seats shows an overall increase of 19,000 owing to the restoration of hajj seat quota by Saudi Arabia to all hajj participating countries. Since 2013, Nigeria hajj seat was reduced from 95, 000 to 76,000. This year, the Saudi authority restore the quota and allocate 95, 000 seat to Nigeria

According to NAHCON,  Kano State got the highest allocation of 6,602 seats, while Imo State got the lowest allocation with 47 seats.

The table of allocation to other states indicate that: Abia 62, Adamawa 2,097, Akwa Ibom 60, Anambra 63, Bauchi 3,213, Bayelsa 81, Benue 390, Borno 2,786, Cross River 60, Delta 107, Ebonyi 97, Edo 294, Ekiti 209, Enugu 65, FCT 2,657, Gombe 2,205 and Jigawa 2,677.

The rest are Kaduna 6,327, Katsina 4,930, Kebbi 4,629, Kogi 838, Kwara 2,164, Lagos 3,957, Nasarawa 1,860, Niger 3,604, Ogun 1,353, Ondo 302, Osun 917, Oyo 1,363, Plateau 1,348, Rivers 375, Sokoto 5,571, Taraba 1,457, Yobe 2,256 and Zamfara 4,496.

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