Hajj is just a few months away and Pakistan intends to accommodate Nigerian people to benefit from their online system of Online Pilgrims Registration.
Recently, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) requested the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) to develop a system where Hajj pilgrims could register their booking for the upcoming Hajj.
According to a survey, around 95,000 Nigerians intend to perform Hajj in 2017. Of the total, around 20,000 would choose some private tour operators. While the rest would go with the governmentally-arranged tour operators.
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria sent their request to PITB soon after the system developed by the body for Pakistanis. According to this newly developed system of online pilgrims registration, many Pakistanis would ease the process of registering themselves for the upcoming Hajj.
The Nigerian authorities have monitored the system developed by PITB and was quite impressed by the system. According to the delegation, the online pilgrims registration system is quite user-friendly is fairly monitored.
The system developed by PITB has incorporated bundle of facilities. Of them, registration of Hajj applications, selection of pilgrims through transparent e-balloting, automated flight scheduling, and automated and centralized Hajj camps are commonly renowned.
A team from PITB recently visited Nigeria to learn about their requirements. The team then trained some 5 officials for the newly created system. These 5 trained professionals would then train more and help create the system even stronger. This system would be extended to 776 towns in Nigeria.
The online pilgrims registration was first developed in 2013. And since then, PITB has further improvised the system accommodating better facilities including the filing of a complaint system. PITB is still looking for more loopholes and intends to work on them soon after their detection.