Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

Hajj 2016: NAHCON, approved air carriers tasked on efficient services delivery

By Garba Ahmed, Kaduna on 23/05/2016

Gmail icon

Views: 4,108

Independent Hajj Reporters, a civil society organisation, has tasked the approved air carriers for Hajj 2016 to brace up for an efficient services delivery to pilgrims.

This was contained in a statement signed by its national coordinator, Ibrahim Muhammed, and issued on Sunday in Kaduna.

The group said: “Last week, the Federal Government approved six air carriers to airlift Nigeria pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for the 2016 hajj exercise, according to the statement released by the Spokesman of NAHCON.

“It listed the carriers as Med-view Airlines Limited, Max Air Limited, Dornier Aviation Nigeria AEP Limited, Top Brass, AZMAN Air Services and Fly-Nas Air (Saudi Arabia designated carrier). It added that the government had approved two companies to airfreight pilgrims’ excess cargo during the exercise namely NAHCO Aviance and Medview International Travels and Cargo. 

“While we congratulate the air carriers for scaling through the water tight screening process adopted by the federal government, we equally urge them to ensure that they delivered an efficient service delivery to our dear pilgrims.”

“We also want to remind the air carriers that the era of keeping pilgrims waiting beyond internationally accepted time is over. Therefore, air carriers should consolidate on the achievement recorded last year by airlifting pilgrims to and fro before officially scheduled date.”

Independent Hajj Reporters promised to deploy its members to all NAHCON-approved departure points across the country, adding that it will take all necessary steps to safe guard the interests of pilgrims throughout this year’s hajj exercise.

The statement also challenge NAHCON to uphold its policies of subjecting air carriers to fulfill their contractual obligation like issue of paying compensation to pilgrims whenever it is due to them. The NGO said it is ready to work with the Inspectorate, Evaluation and Compliance Committee (IECC) of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), to ensure that Hajj Service Providers fulfill their contractual obligation to pilgrims.

Source News Express

Posted 23/05/2016 8:23:17 PM





You may also like...
Ogun Govt. adopts boy chained by father

Court fines Patience Jonathan, dismisses suit against EFCC...

American woman bathes self with acid, accuses black...

No President has touched the life of the...

Weatherman predicts sunshine, clouds and thunderstorm today

BREAKING NEWS: Benue Speaker impeached

FOREX market gets additional $210m CBN boost

Delta pays pensioners N1.2 billion monthly —Uduaghan

PDP rigged 2014 Ekiti Guber poll with military...

10,000 applicants jostle for 600 NDA slots

Lagos to become Africa’s entertainment hub —Tourism Commissioner...

2019 and the vote conjurers


Latest News Unbeatable Abdul Titi Kone re-emerges African Freestyle Football Champion Wadume: Military, Police disagreement stalls trial of kidnap kingpin, other suspects Unknown gunmen kill traditional ruler Igbos storm United Nations over alleged marginalisation by Buhari administration Minimum wage talks deadlocked again as FG, Labour fail to reach agreement NFIU clears the air on letter seeking bank account details of senators, judicial officers Over 100 LGAs ravaged by flood in 33 states Sacked Lecturer: PUNCH Correspondent arrested over petition Xenophobia: Apologies from South Africa not enough, says HURIWA Islamic State Leader issues fresh battle cry Abuja not under any form of siege — IGP Boko Haram: Borno Governor demands more protection for Maiduguri •Details of how terror group shook UNIMAID


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (540,815 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (443,102 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (389,396 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (326,707 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (294,690 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (253,650 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (249,766 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (238,395 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (231,484 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (217,505 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (195,850 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (193,453 views)


CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (102) Business & Economy (4,444) Business Verdict (80) Columnists (1,109) Complaints & Requests (96) Enterprise & Opportunities (215) Entertainment (664) Features (812) Global Business Monitor (442) ICT Monitor (63) International (3,955) Interview (203) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (170) Maggie's Blog (414) News (51,389) Opinion (1,359) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,447) Religion (1,102) Sports (2,168) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update







APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera