Nigeria: NAHCON Extends Hajj Registration Deadline

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The fee had initially set 31 December 2023 because the deadline for registration for the upcoming hajj.

The Nationwide Hajj Fee of Nigeria (NAHCON) has prolonged the registration deadline for the 2024 Hajj to 31 January.

The fee introduced the brand new deadline in an announcement launched by Fatima Usara, an Assistant Director on Public Affairs in NAHCON, on Tuesday.

It had initially set 31 December 2023 because the deadline for registration for the upcoming train.

In keeping with the fee, the deadline was prolonged following pleas by spiritual clerics, state pilgrims’ welfare boards/companies/commissions and state governors.

“In response to the heartfelt issues raised by spiritual clerics, State Pilgrims’ Welfare Boards/Companies/Commissions, State governors and different stakeholders relating to the closure of 2024 Hajj registration, the Nationwide Hajj Fee of Nigeria (NAHCON) is happy to announce federal authorities’s approval for an extension of the deadline.

“The brand new date is ready for January 31, 2024, offering a further alternative for people to take part on this sacred pilgrimage.

“The overwhelming request for extension from numerous spiritual communities underscores the importance of making certain accessibility to a broader spectrum of the trustworthy desirous to embark on the non secular journey of Hajj,” the assertion reads partially.

The fee famous that it might use the brand new deadline to fine-tune the calculation of the overall value of the 2024 hajj for people and organisations.