Hajj 2024: Read NAHCON ‘s demand from FAAN

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The Ag.Chairman/CEO of the Commission, Malam Jalal Ahmed Arabi. OON. FWC, made this demand when members of FAAN’s Hajj Committee paid him a courtesy visit in the Board Room of the Commission on Tuesday (November 28, 2023) in Abuja.

The Chaitman, according to a statement signed by the NAHCON Deputy Director of Information and Publications,  Alhaji Mousa Ubandawaki, said that the provision of necessary navigation equipment and facilities at Hajj departure centres across the country would facilitate a seamless Hajj Airlift.

“You are a formidable partner in Hajj operation. Though, there are certain considerations put in place during Hajj airlift and we  expect you to tell us the state of the various Airports used for Hajj Airlift”

According to him, the Committee should be time conscious as they would  have  limited time to carry  out their assignments, going by the the time line set by Saudi Arabia for all nation    to  conclude all  Hajj arrangements early.

Earlier in his address, the leader of the deligation, who is the Director Airport Operations, Captain Mukhtar Yusuf Muye, said that the Authority has commenced preparations for the 2024 Hajj about  two months ago  so that they can  achieve a hitch free operation. 

He assured  that the exercise would  be complete before the commencement of Hajj airlift   in  the 16 departure  Airports across the Country.

Capt. Muye ,however, urged the Commission to persuade the  Tour Operators  companies  to comply with  the arrangements of Airlifting their pilgrims through the international Terminals instead of the Hajj Terminal as that denies the Authority of valuable revenue that they supposed to generate  for the purpose of providing  the neccessary infrastructural facilities  at the airports.

 He assured the  Commission  of the Authority’s commitment to discharge   its  duties diligently so that the Nigerian Pilgrims   can  enjoy a  hitch- free airlift during the 2024  Hajj  Operation.

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