The Chairman of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Alhaji Zikirullah Kunle Hassan has stated that the commission was forced to implement the Hajj Saving Scheme earlier than expected due to “the conjectural nature of Hajj fare in Nigeria”
Alhaji Hassan stated this on Thursday at the Post Hajj Stakeholders Conference which held at the National Mosques Auditorium Abuja.
The NAHCN boss said HSS is an arrangement that offers an intending pilgrim a long-term contributory platform to pay for Hajj gradually within a desired period.
“This arrangement has the potential of boosting early Hajj preparation with the prospect of enabling Hajj subsidy in future.
“I must commend the leadership of the Pilgrims Boards in all States for their contribution and patriotism in the execution of Hajj Savings Scheme (HSS), and by extension all other Stakeholders. Our Policy for Hajj 2023 is to maintain the status quo; that is to run the HSS concurrently with the Conventional pay-as-you-go, as it was for this year’s Hajj,” he said.
He also said the commission by that arrangement hopes to bring stability to the “Hajj industry and to the cost of its performance from Nigeria.
Our prayer is that the response we hope to receive matches our zeal to succeed,” he said.
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