The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria has announced that the inaugural flight for 2018 Hajj will commence on July 21 with pilgrims from Kogi State.
The Chairman of NAHCON, Barrister Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammed, disclosed this at the final preparatory meeting for 2018 Hajj in Abuja.
He said the Saudi authorities agreed to carry out a mobile biometric data-capture. The firm appointed to conduct the registration will travel from one location to the other registering intending pilgrims instead of the previous arrangement of moving the pilgrims to designated data-capturing centres, he said.
He therefore directed state welfare boards and agencies that have fully uploaded their pilgrims’ particulars on the Hajj e-portal to mobilize their pilgrims for the assignment.