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Hajj 2023: NAHCON commences screening of Airlines, cargo 

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The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) will tomorrow Friday begin the screening of Airlines that would convey pilgrims to Mecca in May.

The commission’s Assistant Director Information and Publications, Alh. Mousa Ubandawaki told told on Thursday in Abuja.

The 36-Member Committee, superintended by the Alh. Abdullahi Magaji Hardawa, the Commissioner in charge of Operations, was inaugurated by the Chairman/ CEO, Alh. Zikrullah Kunle Hassan, on Wednesday in Abuja.

The chairman further advised the committee to be hardworking and just in the course of performing their duties.

Ten Airlines and Three Cargo Operators applied for the 2023 Hajj.

The following are the Terms of reference

i Screen the prospective Carriers that applied for License for the airlift of pilgrims and those of excess luggage in respect of the 2023 Hajj.

ii Determine the suitability and capability of the applicant in in line with the extant Nigerian Civil Aviation regulations and ICAO standards.l

iii Allocate passengers to the Carriers based on their assessed capabilities in line with paragraph II above.

iv Establish criteria, score or grade for suitability and for the recommendation of an applicant.

v Recommend appropriate pilgrim airfare and excess luggage rate for the specified departure zones.

vi Make any other recommendation, necessary for the efficient conduct of 2023 Hajj airlift.

vii Submit a comprehensive report at the completion of the exercise for consideration of the Exco of the Commission.

The Committee are mandated to submit its reports and recommendations within one week.

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