The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has indicated that, it has constituted a committee to search for a new Mutawifs company to provide better services to Nigerian pilgrims during the 2024 hajj.
“Mutawifs are local companies in Saudi Arabia that provide a range of services to pilgrims. They arrange transportation between ports of entry and the holy sites, accommodations, feeding and other services required by the pilgrims.”
Nigerian pilgrims had complained about poor services rendered by some of the Saudi firms, report noted.
A committee had been set up to come up with alternative options ahead of the 2024 hajj exercise, according to the Chairman of NAHCON, Zikrullah Hassan.
NAHCON boss said this yesterday in Abuja at the Independent Hajj Reporters 2023 Hajj Lecture and Award.
According to him, hajj slots had been distributed to states’ Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Boards and Agencies for timely preparation of the 2024 hajj.
“A minimum Hajj fare deposit has been announced which is N4.5 million. We have conducted an in-house review of the 2023 hajj to find a lasting solution to the challenges experienced during the previous pilgrimage before the next one,” he added.