NAHCON Constitutes task force on visa violation

Amina Mohammed, Abuja


The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria NAHCON has constituted a Task Force with the directive of stopping pilgrims who over-stay their visa permit while on Hajj in Saudi Arabia.


Members of the task force were drawn from various security agencies and NAHCON staff as signed by the Head, Public Affairs NAHCON.


Similarly, the Commission has also concluded a three-day induction training and inauguration of staff committees charged with the responsibility of monitoring service providers of Nigerian pilgrims in both Makkah and Madinah.


While inaugurating the committees in Abuja, NAHCON Chairman, Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammad admonished members on some issues necessary for the comfort of pilgrims.


He also enjoined the committees to ensure that there was no breach of contract on the part of any service provider, and where such occurs, the providers must be sanctioned appropriately.


Committees inaugurated include feeding and accommodation in Makka and Madinah, hand luggage monitoring, tents and Masha’er, Turadudiyya (Transportation) among others.


Heads of the various committees made presentations to provide more insight on expectations and realities on ground.