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NAHCON releases timelines for 2025 Hajj, urges States, Tour Operators  to adhere 





By: Muhammad Ahmad Musa

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has released the timeline for 2025 Hajj, urging all Sates Pilgrims Boards, Agencies, Commissions and Private Tour operators to adhere to the schedules.

The development followed the End of hajj 2025 meeting organised by the Saudi authorities and attended by the chairman, CEO, NAHCON, Malam Jalal Ahmad Arabi recently.

The annual event marked the end of 2024 Hajj and beginning of 2025 Hajj Season as announced by the Saudi Arabian Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Dr. Fauzan Al-Rabiah at the Ministry’s office Makkah.

The Minister thanked Allah, the Pilgrims and all governmental and private sectors that took part directly or indirectly in the 2024 Hajj, described  as a great success. He therefore expressed readiness to start the preparations for the 2025 Hajj by presenting to all the Global Hajj Affairs’ Missions documents with their quota.

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NAHCON Chairman, during the annual Post-Arafat Stakeholders’ meeting held on Wednesday alluded to the event and revealed that Nigeria maintains its quota of 95,000 (Ninety five thousand Pilgrims’ slots) for the (1446H Hajj) equivalent to 2025 Hajj Operation.

Malam Jalal Arabi reiterated that his Commission would be on course as guided by the Saudi Ministry of Hajj’s Timeline in order to commence arrangements for its Pilgrims. The schedules which are in stages are as follow:

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(12th Dhul Hijjah equals to the 18th June, 2024)
– Formal Announcement of Commencement for 1446H Hajj Operation.
– Issuance of quotas (Slots) to all Countries
– Activation of E-track Portal
– Activation of IBAN Account.

(1st Rabiul Awwal 1446H = 4th September, 2024)
– Commencement of preliminary and Preparatory Meetings.
– Meetings with Services Providers and formation of packages for Accommodation and Feeding
– Appointment of Air Carriers.


(20th Rabiul Thani 1446H = 23rd October, 2024)
– End of Preparatory Meetings.
– Commencement of contracts with Service Providers on service packages
– Choice and reservation of spaces in Masha’er.


(13th Rajab 1446H = 13th January 2025)
– International Hajj Conference and Exhibition.
– Signing of 2025 Hajj Agreement.
– Signing of Tafweej Agreement (based upon our Choice)

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(15th Shaabaan 1446H = 14th February 2025)
– End of Services’ Contracts.


(20th Shaabaan 1446H = 19th February 2025)
– Commencement of visa issuance.


(20th Shawwal 1446H = 18th April 2025)
– End of visa issuance and processing stage.


(1st Dhul Qaadah 1446H = 29th April 2025)
– Commencement of Hajj Flights.

Malam Arabi further explained that he was challenged by what he witnessed at the podium of the celebration of the closing of the 2024 Hajj and opening the 2025 Hajj activities.

He called upon the states and tour operators to intensively sensitize, educate and enlighten their Pilgrims on this timeline and to adhere to it accordingly.

Muhammad writes from Ummuljudd-NAHCON’s Makkah office.

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