Nigeria’s Hajj Commission Battles Ramadan Umrah Visa Shortage.

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The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, confirmed a shortage of Umrah visas on Tuesday.
A statement signed by NAHCON’s Assistant Director of Public Affairs, Fatima Sanda Usara, said the commission “will continue to work tirelessly in collaboration with relevant stakeholders to find a satisfactory resolution to the visa inaccessibility.”
The statement explained that the high demand for Umrah visas during Ramadan further exacerbates the shortage. It also disclosed that NAHCON has officially written a letter communicating its concerns directly to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, outlining the implications of unavailable visas for Nigerian tour operators.
The statement also affirmed that NAHCON’s chairman, Malam Jalal Ahmad Arabi, has personally visited the Saudi Embassy in Nigeria to explore potential solutions to the matter.

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