The Federal Government of Nigeria says preparations for the 2021 Hajj depend on the timetable yet to be released by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
On Sunday, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) distanced itself from notices on social media relating to the Hajj guidelines.
Fatima Sanda, Head of Public Affairs, in a statement said the finality of the programme will come from the Saudi’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah.
The spokesperson said until a formal communication to Nigeria, the information being circulated should be regarded as inconclusive.
Sanda assured that the agency will not fail to keep the public updated as soon as an official stand is finalized by the kingdom.
“NAHCON understands the anxious wait by the public, especially by Hajj and Umrah stakeholders regarding 2021, in order to make their final decisions and preparations.
“The Commission trusts that Saudi Arabia is considerate of all happenings and will soon make a proclamation on Hajj 2021 in the interest of all Muslims as promised.”
The statement advised stakeholders and intending pilgrims to remain patient and accept in good faith whatever decision the Kingdom will take on the pilgrimage