8 March 2012

Nigeria: NAHCON Reduces Pilgrims' Luggage to 40kg

The National Hajj Commissions of Nigeria (NAHCON) has reduced the pilgrims' luggage from 50kg to 40kg.

The Commissioner Operation of the Commission, Alhaji Abdullahi Mukhtar said this during stakeholders' workshop in Abuja yesterday. He said the decision becomes necessary in respect to the international standard of a total of 40kg luggage for travelers, which the Saudi authorities also make it standard policy.

"Like any other international trip; now the hosting government makes it a policy that based on International Civil Aviation standard (ICAO), all pilgrims now, their luggage will be 32kg (main luggage) and the hand luggage would be 8kg, combine together you have 40kg," he said.

Copyright © 2012 Daily Trust. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.