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Nigeria’s Haj quota under threat

April 17, 2005

RIYADH, April 16: Saudi Arabia has warned Nigeria that its quota for Haj could be drastically cut, the BBC quoted a Nigerian minister as saying on Friday.

Some 27,000 Nigerians overstayed in Saudi Arabia illegally this year after the Haj. All of them had to be deported at a high cost to the exchequer.

This year some 65,000 Nigerians performed Haj.