Kaduna, Kano, Niger gets 17,049 as NAHCON allocates 71, 864 Hajj slots to 36 States Pilgrims Boards/agencies
Kaduna state has again received the highest number of seats as the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) released slots allocation to the 34 states, FCT and the Armed Forces.
In the list, which was released Saturday by the Head of Media at NAHCON, Mousa Ubandawaki shows that Kaduna state was allocated 5982 seats, closely followed by Kano with 5902 and Niger state who received 5165.
The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Hajj and Umrah had allocated 95,000 slots to Nigeria for this year’s Hajj exercise.
The figure is more than twice of what was allocated to the country during Hajj 2022 which was a little over 43,000.
The three states also received the highest allocation during Hajj 2022.
Below is the full list of allocation to states as announced by Alhaji Ubandawaki:
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) hereby announced the 2023 Hajj allocation to the 36 State Pilgrims welfare boards/agencies/ Commissions, including the FCT and the Armed Forces after the end of the Exco meeting which ratified the allocation.
The seat allocation/ distribution is as follows:
Abia – 53, Adamawa- 2669, Anambra- 39, Bauchi- 3132, Bayelsa- 35, Benue.- 236, Borno -2735, Cross Rivers.- 66, Delta- 74, Nassarawa -1,567, Niger- 5,165, Ogun -1,139, Ondo – 436, Osun – 1,054, Oyo – 1,441, Yobe – 1,968, Ebony -117, Edo – 274, Ekiti – 197, Enugu – 40, FCT – 3,520, Gombe – 2,301, Imo – 30, Jigawa – 1,525, Kaduna – 5982, Kano – 5,902, Katsina – 4,913, Kebbi – 4871, Kwara – 3,219, Lagos – 3,576, Plateau – 1,984, Sokoto – 5,504, Taraba – 1,590, Rivers – 50, Zamfara, 3083, Armed forces – 548
Kogi state will be released after the conclusion of the ongoing review of its activities while the allocation of Akwa Ibom state was suspended due to the non-renewal of its operating license.
Meanwhile, all the states are expected to remit payment of 50% of the 2022 seat allocation to the Commission before the 10th of February deadline. The inability of any state to comply with the deadline date will lead to reduction in allocation to such state.
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