In a bid to bridge gap in information passage the national Hajj Commission of Nigeria Hold a one day seminar to train state pilgrims boards public relations and information officers on Hajj communication and Covid-19 pandemic.
The seminar holding in Hajj house in Abuja is aimed at exchanging idea on how best to communicate and pass Hajj related information to intending pilgrims.
The seminar is coming at a time foreign pilgrims will not be able to participate in 2021 Hajj exercise, which is second year since the outbreak of Covid-19.
In his speech the chairman/CEO national Hajj Commission of Nigeria NAHCON Barr. Zikrullahi Hassan underscored the importance of communication which he said; “The theme of this event Hajj, communications and Covid-19 pandemic is among the topical issues of Interest in the field of Hajj today.
This brings to mind the raw fear of covid-19, which made Hajj impossible for International pilgrims for two seasons running. Still under this fear of the pandemic, we were subliminally reminded how important Communication is in determining what International pilgrims were to plan for or what not to.”
He added that; “We will all agree that information sharing is central for clear understanding issues and for arriving at collective solutions.
When partners in an industry have access to accurate, timely and relevant information from a broad range of sources, they become well-informed and equipped to take obstacles and facilitate efficient service delivery, the NAHCON Boss said.
He noted that Hajj process must be digitize as it is in global practice.
“For now it suffices to say we cannot afford to remain running the Hajj system in the traditional way at a time the world is reaping proceeds from gainful change through digitization of Hajj registration and its entire operation.”
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