Hajj 2019: Pilgrims commend NAHCON over quality food

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By Dada Ahmed


Madinah, July 15, 2019 (NAN) Pilgrims from Kano State have commended the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) for facilitating the supply of quality food for their breakfast and supper.


They made the commendation in an interview with newsmen on the sideline of their breakfast in Madinah on Monday.


One of the pilgrims, Alhaji Gbadamasi Sani, said he and his colleagues were satisfied with the quantity of food being served.


According to him, the positive development has given them value for their money and enhanced their comfort in Madinah.


He noted that not only were they served with their required ration, but there was also always extra food for intending pilgrims who need extra food.


He said they were being served with semolina, rice, bread, tea, banana and orange, among others.


“Every intending pilgrim is satisfied with the food we are being served, we have no complaint about the nature of food given to us,” another pilgrim, Malam Ahmed Gunkure, said.


He, however, frowned at the unrestrained attitude of some of his colleagues who, he said, cashed on the development to indulge in overfeeding.


Ahmed advised pilgrims to desist from such activities in the interest of justice, adding that such behaviour, if not checked, could deny others their ration.


Meanwhile, Madinah has continued to receive pilgrims from Nigeria with Nasarawa State pilgrims being the latest arrivals.


Same goes for other nations such as China, Indonesia and other African countries.


The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that besides their religious rites, derivable from Hajj, pilgrims from all walks of life, particularly Nigerians, are seen exchanging pleasantries with their colleagues from other nations, to foster unity among nations.



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