Nigeria’ll be Among Nations to Perform 2021 Hajj–NAHCON
There is hope for Nigeria to be among the nations to participate in this year’s Hajj.
Chairman of the National Hajj Commission (NAHCON), Alh. Zikrullah Kunle Hassan, disclosed this on Friday, at a press briefing, marking his one year in office as the Commission’s Head.
He however, said that Nigeria, like any other nation is waiting for official pronouncement from Saudi Authorities.
“The current situation is that, Saudi up til date has not released any official statement with regards to whether Hajj 2021 will take place or not, but from our expectations and hopes, with the recent procurement of COVID-19 vaccination, there is hope for Hajj 2021 to take place in full performance,” he said.
According to Alh. Kunle Hassan, the Commission is making all the necessary preparations towards the 2021 Hajj Operation.
He added: “If we follow the recent release from Saudi of the countries listed as having higher risk and banned from Umrah participation, Nigeria is not included in those countries and at the moment, Nigerians are among the Umrah pilgrims allowed into the Kingdom.”