The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), says it has shared 95,000 hajj slots allocated to Nigeria among the 36 state pilgrims welfare boards/agencies/ Commissions, Federal Capital Territory, and the Armed Forces.
This was contained in a statement signed by NAHCON’s Assistant Director, Information and Publications, Mousa Ubandawaki on Saturday in Abuja.
According to the statement, the final figure was ratified by NAHCON at its recent executive council meeting.
The seat allocation/ distribution is as follows: Abia, 53, Adamawa, 2,669, Anambra, 39, Bauchi, 3, 132, Bayelsa, 35, Benue, 236, Borno, 2,735, Cross Rivers, 66, Delta, 74, Nassarawa State, 1,567, Niger State, 5,165, Ogun State, 1,139 and Ondo State, 436.
Others are Osun State, 1,054, Oyo State, 1,441, Yobe State, 1,968, Ebony State, 117, Edo State, 274, Ekiti State, 197, Enugu State, 40, FCT, 3,520, Gombe State, 2,301, Imo State, 30, Jigawa State, 1,525, Kaduna State, 5982 Kano State, 5,902, Katsina State, 4,913, Kebbi State, 4871, Kwara State, 3,219, Lagos State, 3,576, Plateau State, 1,984, Rivers State, 50, Sokoto State, 5,504 and Taraba State, 1,590.
“Kogi State allocation will be released after the conclusion of the ongoing review of its activities while the allocation of Akwa Ibom State was suspended due to non-renewal of its operating license.
“All the states are expected to remit payment of 50 percent of the 2023 seat allocation to the Commission before the 10th of February deadline.
“Inability to comply with the deadline will lead to a reduction in allocation to such state,” the statement added.