NIN, A Requirement for 2018 Hajj Pilgrims
The National Hajj Commission (NAHCON) in partnership with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has made mandatory the National Identification Number (NIN) for all intending Pilgrims for the 2018 Hajj pilgrimage.
This was disclosed by the Chief Executive Officer NAHCON, Abdullahi Muhammad, when he paid a courtesy visit to the Director General, National Identity Management Commission, Engineer Aliyu Aziz.
Abdullahi highlighted that though pilgrims’ data capture is a part of NAHCON’s responsibility and also a mandatory requirement by the Saudi Arabian authorities , it will amount to duplication of effort and unnecessary waste of resources since NIMC already has the statutory mandate for registering citizens and issuing out NIN which holds all biodata required by the NAHCON.
Engr. Aziz acknowledged the NAHCON management for the welcomed development as it is in line with having a harmonized database that will be easily accessible to agencies like the NAHCON and urged other Government Agencies to follow suit.