Zamfara State Hajj Commission has shared the 2022 hajj seats to the 14 local government areas in the state.
The Executive Chairman Zamfara State Hajj Commission Alhaji Lawal Isah Abdullahi while addressing Local Government Councils’ Sole Administrators in his office said Anka Local Government with allocation of 43 hajj seats in 2019 will get 27 slots this year, Birnin magaji with 40 seats in 2019 is allocated 25 seats this year, Bakura with 47 hajj seats in 2019 this year received 30 hajj seats.
Others are Bukkuyum with 116 in 2019, received 65 , Bungudu with allocation of sixty eight seats in 2019 received fifty slots this year, Kaurar Namoda with allocation of one hundred and forty nine seats in 2019 received eighty hajj seats this year, Maradun with thirty two hajj slots in 2019 this year of 2022 received thirty five hajj seats while Maru Local Government that got one hundred and forty six seats in 2019 received eighty hajj slots.
The rest include Gummi Local Government with one hundred and eight hajj slots in 2019 now received sixty hajj seats, Gusau with total number of three hundred and fifty three hajj seats in 2019 received one hundred and eighty seven slots this year, Shinkafi with eighteen hajj seats in 2019 got twenty five hajj seats, Talatar Mafara with fifty seven hajj seats in 2019 received thirty five slots, Tsafe with ninety two hajj slots in 2019, got fifty five slots while Zurmi Local Government with forty four seats in 2019 got thirty hajj seats this year of 2022.
Alhaji Lawal Isah Abdullahi said the sharing of 2022 Hajj seats for local government areas in the state was done based on 2019 Allocation Percentage as applied by the National Hajj Commission (NAHCON) in sharing 2022 hajj seats for states across the country.
The Dan Majen Kaura explained that, the slashing of this year’s hajj seats had affected all the MMuslims states and countries across the world and this was a result of the stoppage of hajj for two years due to COVID-19 crisis all over the world.
He added that, this year Zamfara State allocated with only 1303 hajj seats out of the forty three thousand hajj slots have been allocated for the country.
Alhaji Lawal Isah Abdullahi therefore called on the Local Government Councils’ Sole Administrators to consider and share their allocations base on 2020 and 2021 intending pilgrims that deposited their Hajj Fares with the commission.
The Chairman on behalf of the commission commended Local Government Registration Officers and their Assistants for proper care of the State Intending Pilgrims Hajj Fares and urged them to keep it up for the success of the commission’s operation.
Responding, the ALGON Chairman who doubles as the Sole Administrator Maru Local Government, Alhaji Salisu Isah (Tafidan Dangulbi) applauded the Executive Chairman Zamfara State Hajj Commission Alhaji Lawal Abdullahi for proper allocation of 2022 hajj seats to local government areas in the state which according to him will assist in conducting an acceptable and successful hajj operation this year.
Dangulbi assured of giving top priority consolidation to intending pilgrims that deposited their hajj fares since 2020 and 2021.
According to the Public Relations Officer Two of the Commission Bello Musa Sidi Magami, the meeting was attended by all the fourteen Local Government Councils’ Sole Administrators, Secretary Zamfara State Hajj Commission Alhaji Anas shuaibu Mafara, Permanent Commissioners Alhaji Shaaibu Isah Mafara, Alhaji Isah Mai gemu, Alhaji Iliyasu Saadu Maradun, Alhaji Ali na Ango ‘Yarkofoji and Hajiya Ai Maradun.
BELLO MUSA SIDI MAGAMI
PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER TWO ZAMFARA STATE HAJJ COMMISSION
18th May, 2022.