The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has invited 43,000 Nigerians to join pilgrims from all around the World to perform the 2022 Hajj, according to Headlinenews.news reports.
Saudi Arabia announced the allocation of each countries around the world following the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions that saw the Holy Mosques of Mecca and Madinah closed to the public. The Kingdom in announcement by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said Hajj is open to those under 65 years of age who have received approved COVID-19 vaccinations by the Saudi Ministry of Health.
Saudi Arabia had earlier announced that Hajj will be performed by pilgrims from inside and outside the kingdom and will be available for up to 1 million persons.
Saudi Arabia has limited the Hajj to domestic pilgrims for the past two years due to the pandemic. A total of 60,000 pilgrims performed Hajj last year compared to around 2.5 million in 2019.