Stella Dimoko Nigerian Pilgrims Reportedly Absconded After Hajj In Saudi Arabia


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Monday, 26 February 2018

Nigerian Pilgrims Reportedly Absconded After Hajj In Saudi Arabia

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) revealed yesterday that 900 Nigerians absconded after the 2017 hajj.

The NAHCON’s Commissioner in charge of Policy, Personnel Management and Finance, Mr. Yusuf Adebayo, told stakeholders at a meeting in Lagos that such absconding pilgrims were only wasting their time as they would be found out sooner or later by the Saudi authorities.

“We have also observed that some Nigerians do not return with their state contingents after the pilgrimage; some do not even perform the hajj rites before absconding,” Adebayo said, and asked intending pilgrims for the 2018 Hajj to make early preparation to avoid unnecessary challenges.

He added: “Most of the challenges we usually face are due to late preparation and the Saudi authorities have taken stringent steps to ensure that they do not recur in 2018. Adebayo urged pilgrims to always adhere strictly to the regulations guarding hajj exercise so as to enjoy full spiritual benefits of the exercise.

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  1. hahahahaha and they are the ones that voted for sai baba. Where are you all running to? You guys better come back and vote again.

    Buhari is synonymous to bad news. Chai.

    1. Oh plsss! This has been a recurring issue for years. So chill with the mud-slinging.

  2. Replies
    1. Do you have to insult them?? gosh you are worse than you sound..bastard

  3. This isn't something new nah, it is synonymous with Nigerians over the years.

  4. They should be ready to suffer head on! The life in Saudi outside the Hajj area is even tougher than Nigeria.
    After sun of 50 degrees and above strikes them they will wish they never absconded.

  5. LMAO 😁. Na our way now.
    Naija I hail oh

  6. Hahahahahaha Naija hardship is making even the religious people to run for safety.


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