The national hajj commission of Nigeria NAHCON has given a green light to states Muslim pilgrims welfare board in Nigeria to venture into Umrah operations in order to boost their revenue profiles.
The go-ahead was assented to during the NAHCON’S review meeting Of 2019 Hajj and first preparatory meeting On 2020 Hajj held on Thursday, 24thand 29th October 2019 In Hajj House with SPWB/A/Cs and Licensed Tour Operators as contained in a press statement released by NAHCON’S Head of Public Affairs Unit, Fatima Sanda Usara
Usara said that “Part of the agreement reached at the meeting according is that SPWBs will be allowed to conduct Umrah operations to boost their revenue generation at the state level.
However, NAHCON urges state pilgrims boards to ensure that they utilise qualified staffs for the Umrah operation “They must have dedicated and certified staff to run the Umrah services. They must also run separate accounts for Hajj and Umrah and NAHCON will monitor the accounts to ensure full compliance and proper utilization of the funds.