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95,000 Nigerians To Perform 2019 Hajj

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By Bukola Olasanmi

The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has allocated 95,000 hajj quotas to Nigeria for the 2019 hajj.

The allocation was ratified on Wednesday during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on next year’s hajj in Makkah between Nigeria and Saudi Arabia.

According to a statement by the Head of the Public Affairs Division of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Fatima Sanda Usara, the agreement signing ceremony was conducted at the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, Makkah, Saudi Arabia, led by Dr Muhammad Saleh bin Taher Benten, the Saudi Arabian Minister of Hajj and Umrah.

The statement said the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Khadija Bukar Abba Ibrahim, signed the agreement for Nigeria.

In the agreement, the kingdom allocated 95,000 hajj seats for Nigeria, same as lastyear.

Dr Taher Benten commended NAHCON for the successful management of the 2018 hajj operations and Nigerian pilgrims’ general conduct during the last exercise.

He gave the assurance of the Kingdom’s readiness to assist the Nigerian government and people in making the exercise even easier and more comfortable next year.

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