The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria has allocated 2022 hajj seats to States Muslim Pilgrims Welfare boards, FCT and armed forces group.
NAHCON Chairman Barr Zikrullah Hassan announced the distributions of the Hajj 2022 allocation received from Saudi Arabia to States Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Boards today during hajj operational meeting with Chief Executives of States Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Boards.
Zikrullah said Saudi Arabia allocated a total number of 43,008 quotas to Nigeria. The distribution of Hajj seat followed the approval of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to host 1 million pilgrims in this year hajj.
NAHCON adopted the 2019 state performance database to arrive at number of pilgrims’ distribution to each state. For example in 2019, Niger state was allocated 3946 seats but was able to airlifted 3280 pilgrims representing 7.3 percent. Consequently, Niger was allocated 2256 representing the same percent for 2022 hajj.
Allocation to other states are as follows: Kano received 222, Katsina 2146, Kogi 313, Adamawa 1166, Kwara 1406, Lagos 1562, FCT 1538, Nasarawa 684, Sokoto 2404, Taraba 651, Zamfara 1303, Yobe 860, Oyo 629, Osun 460, Ogun 497, Plateau 824, Bauchi 1362, Jigawa 614, Gombe 1005, Borno 1195, Benue 103, Ekiti 83, Edo 94, Ebonyi 51, Anambra 17 and Armed Forces 239.
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