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2019 Hajj: NAHCON trains private Tour Operators on e-Registration


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The Information and Communications Technology, ICT, Division of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, has on Monday, conducted a training program on Electronic Portal Registration for Hajj Tour Operator Companies in Nigeria.

In a statement, the Head Public Affairs Fatima Sanda-Usara, said the event which took place in Abuja, dwelt on acquainting participants on the electronic registration process for Nigerian pilgrims.

According to her, all participants were trained to use both NAHCON’s portal for Hajj Tour Operators’ registration and Licensing, and the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Hajj portal for Pilgrims registration, the e-track Portal platforms.

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“The training exercise was a reflection of the changing technological realities of Hajj operations across the world.

“There were practical sessions anchored separately by the Acting Head of ICT, Head of Software Application and another practical session on E- Track Portal by Head of Hardware and Networking Infrastructure.

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Similarly, Mrs Sanda-Usara call on the attention of participants to the importance of National Identity Number as a prerequisite for Hajj registration on both portals, while there were also talks on the need for the Tour Operators to conduct proper medical screening for intending pilgrims before registration for the Hajj is confirmed.

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“A communication platform for continuous interaction and resolution of issues towards successful 2019 Hajj operations was created.

“Participants expressed appreciation to the management of NAHCON for embracing such digital transformations and for its concern in making the process of Hajj registration as seamless as possible.

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Daily Nigerian observed that present at the occasion were the Head of Web management, Deputy Director Audit who stood in for the Chairman/CEO and Head of Licensing Unit who represented the Commissioner of Operations, NAHCON.

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