The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria,NAHCON and the Embassy
of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, have finalised arrangements to kick off
biometric capturing of the 2019 intending pilgrims soon.
The Head, Public Affairs Division of NAHCON, Fatima Usara, made
this known in a statement in Abuja.
Usara said the decision to commence the exercise was reached after a
special meeting convened by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the
Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Nigeria, Adnan bin Mahmoud Bostaji
and NAHCON, led by its Chairman, Abdullahi Muhammad.
She said the meeting discussed ways of ensuring a hitch-free biometrics
capturing exercise for the Hajj and Umrah pilgrims in view of the
readiness of both NAHCON and the Saudi Missions in Nigeria to start
the exercise early to avoid last minute rush.
Usara said parties in the meeting assured that they had finalised all
arrangements relating to Nigerian intending pilgrims’ registration for the
year 2019 Hajj.