Nahcon Approves Hajj 2017 Seat Allocation
By Usman Abdullahi-
“Nahcon Approves Hajj 2017 Seat Allocation”
|Barr. Abdullahi Mukhtar|
National Hajj Commission of Nigeria has ratified the hajj 2017 seat allocation to states, FCT and Armed Forces. This was made known by the made available to newsmen by the Commission spokesman Uba Mana in Abuja recently.
According to him “the commission had earlier set up a six man committee to work out modalities for the distribution of 2017 hajj seat. Upon submission of the report, the commission adopted it, hence the approval for the allocation of 2017 hajj seat.
Some of the criteria used by the committee include: Previous seat allocation for 2016, Performance and scores obtained during the Inspection and Verification exercise, Reward for positive performance by the states during the 2016 Hajj exercise especially in Airlift, Traduddiyah, e-track, pilgrims‘ education and Default or sanctions for offenses like
drug-trafficking, abscondment by states pilgrims which attracts deductions.
“Meanwhile, the Commission has warned that any state that fails to remit the money for the allocated seat risk forfeiture of their allocation upon the expiration of dead line set for the final remittance to the Commission. It similarly advised that any state that could not utilize the seat allotted it should return the offer to the Commission for onward distribution to others.”
“It would be recalled that the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Hajj had at the signing of Memorandum of Understanding in January restored the 20% deducted from Nigeria’s allocation since 2012 a result of the completion of expansion and renovation project at the Haram” The statement added.
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