Tag: pilgrims

‘Pilgrims need COVID-19 vaccine to perform Hajj’

By Tajudeen Adebanjo Lagos State Commissioner for Home Affairs Prince Anofiu Olanrewaju Elegushi has urged the intending pilgrims to take advantage of the COVID-19 vaccine. According to him, only holders…

Hajj 2020: Pilgrims decline refund of Hajj fare – NAHCON

 The Chairman, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Alhaji Sikirullah Kunle-Sanni says more than 90 per cent of the 2020 intending pilgrims, have declined the refund of their hajj fare….

Governors forum promises collaboration with Pilgrims Commission

 Dr Kayode Fayemi, Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), has promised to collaborate with Rev. Yakubu Pam, Executive Secretary, Nigerian Christians Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), to achieve his mandate. Fayemi, Who is…

Buhari appoints Pam to head Christian Pilgrims Commission

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Rev Yakubu Pam as the Executive Secretary of Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC). The former Executive Secretary, Rev Tor…

Saudi Arabia bars international pilgrims, restricts 2020 Hajj

Saudi Arabia has banned international visitors from the Islamic pilgrimage, or Hajj this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Authorities, in a statement on Monday, announced that the pilgrimage, which…