The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria has approved 90 Tour Operator Companies for the 2018 Muslim Hajj operations.
A statement from the commission said that the 90 companies were found suitable for the operations out of 144 that went through pre- qualification exercise recently.
The statement said that the committee, set up by the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Commission, Barrister Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammad, screened the 144 Tour Operator Companies.
According to the Head of Tour Operators Unit of the Commission, Alidu Shutti, the companies were examined based on their past performance, validity of their IATA, tax clearance, Corporate Affairs Certificates as well as inputs from relevant government agencies.
The Commission has opened its doors to the 54 companies that did not meet the criteria to appeal on the outcome of the exercise to the Chairman/CEO before next weekFriday, February 2.[myad]