Gov Al Makura of Nasarawa State taking the picture of Jamrat bridge during the 2016 Hajj
The National hajj commission in collaboration with the Nasarawa state Muslim Pilgrims welfare board has organized a one day sensitization workshop for staff of the board on security challenges ahead of this year’s hajj operation in Lafia.
Speaking at the occasion leader of the sensitization team, Aliyu Sulaiman Maddibo said the workshop was aimed at enlightening staff of the board on need to be security conscious and ensure proper monitoring of the activities of intending Pilgrims.
He explained that the exercise was introduced not to deny citizenry from performing the spiritual journey but in view of the global security challenges, urging intending Pilgrims from the state to conduct themselves in an orderly manner and avoid act capable of denting the good image of the state and the country at large.
On there parts, Chairman and Secretary Muslim Pilgrims Board in the state Malam Muhammad Ubangari Umar and Malam Abubakar Hassan Nalaraba reiterated that security is a collective responsibility, hence the need for intending pilgrims from the state to report anybody with questionable characters to the appropriate authority for necessary action.
While assuring there commitment towards ensuring a hitch free hajj exercise, The duo stressed that the board would not hesitate to take drastic action on any group or individual who try to defraud Pilgrims or cause security challenges before, during and after this year’s hajj preparation.