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Hajj News - August 23, 2022

Hajj 2022: Muslim professional group commends NAHCON Chairman



National Amir of The Companion – an association of Muslim men in business and the professions, Engr. Kamil Olalekan has congratulated the Executive Chairman of the National Hajj Commission (NAHCON), Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan and his team for the successful completion of 2022 Hajj operation.


The commendation is contained in a press release issued in Lagos and personally signed by the group’s head.


Engr. Olalekan recalled that this year’s Hajj  operations was particularly difficult and challenging, given the circumstances under which the NAHCON Board and other key stakeholders operated.


“First, it was the Hajj with the shortest notice and preparations, coupled with several restrictions and many innovations introduced by the Saudi authorities.


“It is also noteworthy that the Hajj operations including the return airlift of Nigerian pilgrims was concluded one week ahead of both Saudi’s and NAHCON’S planned deadline” the Companion Amir acknowledged.


The organisation, similarly congratulated and appreciated the NAHCON Chairman for admitting that there were challenges, constraints and last minutes setback during the outbound trips from Nigeria to Saudi Arabia which sadly resulted to missing of Hajj by a number of intending pilgrims and for which the board profusely apologized with a promise not only to fully refund their Hajj fares, but also to review the 2022 Hajj operations, take the necessary lessons and ensure seamless procedures in subsequent Hajj operations.


Engr. Olalekan, FNSE, further stated that Alhaji Hassan, who until his appointment as the Executive Chairman of NAHCON was the National Dawah Director of  The Companion is widely known for his doggedness and as a silent achiever whose capacity to deliver is never in doubt.


He noted further, that Hassan is an upright and devoted Muslim who is equiped with vast Hajj operation experiences, as well as the knowledge of the Quran, Sunnah of the Prophet (SAW), and fluency in Arabic, all of which put together qualify him for the tasking job.


He affirmed that The Companion is very proud of him and the success so far recorded, expressing hope that his wealth of experience will be brought to bear in discharge of the task ahead in the Hajj Commission.


Engr. Kamil prayed Allah to continue to shower his mercy and favour on him and his team, crown their efforts with more successes and bless NAHCON with hitch-free Hajj operations.


Recall that Alhaji Hassan was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari as the NAHCON Executive Chairman in December, 2019. He was subsequently sworn-in and assumed office in February, 2020.



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