Carry Private Operators along, expand Hajj Saving Scheme net, VP urges NAHCON board.

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The Vice President, Sen. Kashim Shettima has advised the 5th board of NAHCON to improve on the Hajj Savings Scheme to boost the number of pilgrims participating in the exercise across the country.

“There are States that have become success stories in the Hajj Savings Scheme, and there is a need for greater advocacy so that this scheme can be replicated across the country.”

Senator Shettima Stated this when he inaugurated the newly constituted board of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday.

According to Sen. Shettima, serving on the NAHCON board is very important given that “Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam”.

Speaking further, He challenged the board to “engage our agents and operations partners to foster a longer-term relationship so that they can make significant capital investment in operations in the holy land.”

A Statement signed by Stanley Nkwocha, Senior Special Assistant to The President on Media & Communications in the Office of The Vice President on Wednesday quoted Shettima as saying “As usual, you will encounter a lot of challenges but I will urge you to fuse into a single force and achieve our desired result. I will urge you to wear your thinking caps and come up with robust solutions that will satisfy Nigerian pilgrims.

“It is a very tough assignment; this is the nature of pilgrimage. But I want you to have it at the back of your minds that you are rendering service to God and humanity,” he added.

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