May 20, 2024

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has alerted the general public to avoid falling victims of fraudulent messages in circulation regarding recruitment into the commission’s medical team and corporate organisation either as full-time workers or ad-hoc staff in respect of the 2024 Hajj exercise.

The warning was contained in a press statement signed by the assistant director of public affairs, NAHCON, Fatima Sanda Usara, sent out to media houses on Thursday morning.

She urged the public to avoid falling prey in the hands of mischief makers, saying the commission was not carrying out any recruitment at the moment.

The statement read: “This is a public notice from the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) to alert Muslim intending pilgrims, medical team applicants and or any interested party about the circulation of fraudulent messages regarding recruitment into NAHCON’s medical team and corporate organization.

“It has come to the Commission’s attention that misleading information is being forwarded to individuals falsely claiming recruitment for full-time officers within NAHCON or as medical team members and other Hajj ad-doc committee members. NAHCON is not
currently recruiting full-time officers, or any other staff for that matter and any messages suggesting otherwise are false.

“The authentic application process for the Hajj medical team is exclusively conducted through the official portal and is still ongoing. The Commission urges the public to disregard any alternative communication channels and only rely on information from the official NAHCON portal.

“Importantly, NAHCON wants to emphasise that it will never request money from any individual during the recruitment process as the application is free. We urge the public to
be cautious of scammers attempting to exploit unsuspecting individuals.

“Though efforts are underway to identify and apprehend those responsible for spreading these fraudulent messages, NAHCON management will appreciate the cooperation of the public in remaining vigilant and reporting any suspicious activities.

“Once again, please be advised that NAHCON is not currently recruiting any category of officers, and any messages suggesting such recruitment are false. The official application process for the Hajj medical team is ongoing and can only be accessed through the official NAHCON portal at nigeriahajjcom.gov.ng.”

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