Nigeria signs memorandum of understanding with Saudi Arabia for 2024 Hajj

Nigeria signs memorandum of understanding with Saudi Arabia for 2024 Hajj

Nigeria has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Saudi authorities for the smooth implementation of the 2024 Hajj.

NAHCON Nigeria National Hajj Committee Public Affairs Deputy Director Fatima Sanda Usala said this in a statement in Abuja on Sunday.

“Nigeria, under the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), has strengthened its commitment to seamless Hajj by signing the Hajj Memorandum of Understanding 2024 (1445AH) with the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah of Saudi Arabia.

“The ceremony was held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and was attended by key representatives of Nigeria, led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Yusuf Tughah, and the Acting Chairman of NAHCON, Mr. Malam Jalal Alabi.

“The host country's delegation was led by Saudi Arabia's Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiya,” she said.

She said that prior to the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding, the two ministers held brief consultations where Nigeria sought a permanent solution to the shortage of tents in Muna.

He added that the Nigerian government had also demanded more favorable conditions for the country's transporters in transporting pilgrims for the holy pilgrimage.

She explained that the Nigerian team had invited the Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah to visit the country.

Sanda Usala said Saudi Arabia's ministers recognized the space challenges in Muna and efforts are being made to make the most of the 2 million square meters available for the more than 2 million pilgrims who perform the Hajj every year. I told him that he assured me that.

He expressed the ministry's support for all measures aimed at providing the best services to pilgrims and accepted to visit Nigeria in the near future.


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