NAHCON, Indonesia partner on 2023 Hajj
Ahead of the 2023 Hajj, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) is partnering with the Indonesian Hajj Mission to develop and strengthen its Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) as well as Financing models for enhanced service delivery.
The Chairman/CEO of NAHCON, Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan, who led the delegation to the meeting, said that ICT and Hajj funding are crucial to the success of any Hajj arrangement and therefore needed proactive strategies for quality services.
“For us to ensure the health and wellbeing of Nigerian pilgrims, we don’t have alternative but to seek for sustenance of our ICT programmes from the world’s best in order to ensure better service delivery,” the chairman said.
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The meeting held on the sidelines of the ongoing 4-day Hajj and Umrah Expo at the Super Dome Centre in Jeddah, whicj is being attended by over 400 participants. This is to further strengthen the bilateral relations between the two countries.
Alhaji Zikrullah expressed optimism that the collaboration would impact positively on the outcome of 2023 Hajj.
He said: “I look forward to a robust relationship between our two organisations, which I believe, if discharged diligently, will benefit the Nigerian pilgrims as well as enable us to achieve successful Hajj outings.”
In his remarks, the Leader of Badan Pengelola Keuangan Haji (BPKH), Fadlul Imansyah, emphasised the crucial place ICT and funding play in the success of Hajj and Umrah, and advised NAHCON to ensure the digitalisation of its operations in the interest of the pilgrims as well as the nation.
He therefore expressed his delight and support for the partnership which would help to cement the diplomatic relations between the two countries.
The NAHCON delegation also included the Commissioner for Policy, Personnel Management and Finance (PPMF), Alhaji Nura Hassan Yakassai; Commissioner, Operations, Licensing, Inspectorate and Tour Operators, Alhaji Abdullahi Magaji Hardawa; Commissioner, Planning, Research, Statistics, Information and Library Services (PRSILS), Sheikh Suleman Mommoh; board members and some staff of the commission.
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