The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria has announced its readiness to commence online application for the year’s pilgrimage National Medical Team.
NAHCON disclosed this in a statement by the management on Wednesday and made available to the media.
Following this, Medical Doctors, Pharmacists, Nurses and Environment Health Officers have been directed to access the application portal via NAHCON’s website by clicking: “Resources,” and then: “NMT Application Portal” from the Main Menu.
The statement indicated that the application portal will be opened on February 12, 2024 from 12 midnight and will be closed on February 26, 2024 by 11.59pm.
On guidelines, terms and conditions for membership application for the qualified experts, the statement said: “The 2024 National Medical Team Operation will be based on volunteerism in line with the International Standard as agreed by the NAHCON management.
“The information provided by you (applicants) will determine your eligibility or qualification to the next level of screening/examination.
“Information contained in the application is subject to verification. Any omission, misstatement or falsification of information may lead to rejection of your application or removal of your name from eligibility list.
“This application is free and that the management of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) does not at any point require or charge a fee directly or through an agent or agency for this application.
“Filling the application form does not guarantee eligibility for this position.
“To apply for this position, doctors and pharmacists should be between 28 – 60 years of age, while nurses and the rest should be between 22 – 60 years of age.”
The statement said applicants seeking the membership of the NMT: “Must be in active service at the time of application, adding that Ti must not have served in the last three years Hajj (i.e. 2019, 2022 & 2023); must be ready to work for 28 days and be ready to remain in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for up to 45 days before returning to Nigeria.”
It confirmed that any successful applicant will not be disengaged for any reason whatsoever before the completion of his/her allotted 28 days of duty.
All successful applicants are expected to be of good conduct and must conform with the code of ethics of their respective professions and all other rules and regulations that may be promulgated by NAHCON to guide the operations of the NMT.
Similarly, the statement indicated that every application must be accompanied by an attestation by a guarantor who must be a credible personality: a career civil servant not below the rank of GL 15, traditional ruler, Magistrate or Local Government Chairman.
In addition, the guarantor must have known the applicant for not less than 10 years and can attest to the integrity, capacity and capability of the applicant.
All applications are to be attached with guarantor’s form; Basic professional certificate; NYSC certificate (where applicable); Current annual professional practising licence; Profile picture (taken against a white background); Applicants’ declaration; and Employer’s clearance letter.
NAHCON reiterated that successful personnel are to serve on a voluntary basis.