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Hajj Commission Gives 14 Travel Agencies 21-Day Ultimatum To Legalize Their Operations

Abdullahi Mukhtar NAHCON

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has given 14 tour operators which have been operating illegally in Kaduna State to legalize their operations or face the law .
Malam Muhammad Gireri, who led the commission’s officials to inspect the operators engaged in organizing trips for Umrah and Hajj in the state, said that only seven of the tour companies in the state have valid licences.
Malam Muhammad said: “though we have not yet closed any company, but we have given them 21 days to comply with the commission’s mandate or face the law.”
According to him, any tour operator that wants to partake in Hajj activities must obtain licence from NAHCON, adding that the commission had received series of complains from intending pilgrims, who were duped by the unregistered companies.
“When we checked our records, we found out that those companies were not registered with NAHCON.
“Our mandate is to fish out all the fake companies and ensure that they face the law.”
He advised the general public to always deal with licenced tour operators whenever they intend to ravel for Umrah or Hajj. [myad]

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