Hajj 2017: Kano gets highest allocation of 6602 (See how 95000 slots were shared)

Hajj 2017: Kano gets highest allocation of 6602 (See how 95000 slots were shared)

- Nigeria's allocation for the 2017 Hajj exercise has been increased

- Unlike the 76,000 allocated in previous years, 95,000 seats was allocated this year

- Kano state got the highest allocation of 6,602 seats while Imo state got the lowest allocation with 47 seats

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has allocated a total 95,000 seats to the State Pilgrims Welfare Boards/Agencies/Commissions (SPWB), the Armed Forces and the Private Tour Operators for the 2017 Hajj exercise.

This is an increase from the 76,000 overall seats that have been allocated to Nigeria in recent years.

Hajj 2017: Kano gets highest allocation of 6,602 (See what other states got)

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has allocated a total 95,000 seats to the 36 states including the FCT, the Armed Forces and the Private Tour Operators for the 2017 Hajj exercise

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The authorities in Saudi Arabia had reduced the number of seats allocated to Nigeria and other countries in 2013 because of the development projects that were ongoing in the Grand Mosque and other holy sites in the Kingdom.

Most of those projects have been completed now which is why 20% global cut was restored, hence the increase in Nigeria’s allocation.

A document obtained from the NAHCON showed details of the distribution. While Kano state got the highest allocation of 6,602, Imo state got the least allocation of 47.

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The Armed Forces was allocated 497 seats while the Private Tour Operators got 20,000 allocations.

NAIJ.com has compiled a list of the allocations each state got.

  1. Abia 62
  2. Adamawa 2,097
  3. Akwa Ibom 60
  4. Anambra 63
  5. Bauchi 3,213
  6. Bayelsa 81
  7. Benue 390
  8. Borno 2,786
  9. Cross River 60
  10. Delta 107
  11. Ebonyi 97
  12. Edo 294
  13. Ekiti 209
  14. Enugu 65
  15. FCT 2,657
  16. Gombe 2,205
  17. Imo 47
  18. Jigawa 2,677
  19. Kaduna 6,327
  20. Kano 6,602
  21. Katsina 4,930
  22. Kebbi 4,629
  23. Kogi 838
  24. Kwara 2,164
  25. Lagos 3,957
  26. Nasarawa 1,860
  27. Niger 3,604
  28. Ogun 1,353
  29. Ondo 302
  30. Osun 917
  31. Oyo 1,363
  32. Plateau 1,348
  33. Rivers 375
  34. Sokoto 5,571
  35. Taraba 1,457
  36. Yobe 2,256
  37. Zamfara 4,496
Hajj 2017: Kano gets highest allocation of 6,602 (See what other states got)

Kano State got the highest allocation of 6,602 seats, while Imo State got the lowest allocation with 47 seats

Two weeks ago, NAHCOM said intending pilgrims for the 2017 pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia will not be charged standardized transport fare.

In the NAIJ.com video below, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the Emir of Kano, lambasted the Nigerian leadership.

Source: Naij.com

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