The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has reassured its determination to take hajj operation to the best International standard.
The Chairman of NAHCON, Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan gave the assurance when he paid an unscheduled visit to the head office of the FCT Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board in central Business District, Abuja.
Alhaji Kunle Hassan said the commission is taking necessary measures and would leave no stone untoned to improve hajj management for the benefit of Nigerian Pilgrims.
The Chairman explained that the commission is to involved all relevant stakeholders to provide first-hand services to the intending pilgrims.
He said the commission would continue to support all states’ pilgrims Welfare Boards, Agencies and Commissions in ensuring that they provide excellent services to the pilgrims from their respective states.
Receiving the delegation at the Board’s premises, the Director of the FCT Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Mallam Muhammad Nasiru Danmallam expressed his happiness over the visit which he said would serve as an encouragement to Board in its effort to improve it services to the guest of Allah.
Mallam Nasiru Danmallam reassured the commitment of the FCT Administration in ensuring that the board records the best hajj operation in years.
He disclosed that the Administration through the Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu was committed toward supporting the Board to excel in the forthcoming hajj operations.
According to him “it was this commitment that inspired the Honourable Minister of state to mobilize the contractor handling the construction of the board’s permanent office complex to return back to the site after abandonment for many months due to lack of funding”
He, therefore, called on NAHCON to continue to support the board in it effort to serve the pilgrims.
The Chairman of NAHCON was accompanied by the Commissioner in charge of Operations Alhaji Abdullahi Magaji Ardawa, the Commissioner in charge of Research, Information and Library services as well as other management and staff of the Commission.
Muhammad Lawal Aliyu
PRO FCT MPWB