28 August 2020 by Rabo Bako.
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, has reaffirmed its determination to make Hajj Operations meet international standards. The Chairman of NAHCON, Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan gave the assurance when he paid a visit to the FCT Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board in Abuja. Alhaji Hassan said the Commission would leave no stone unturned to improve Hajj operations for the benefit of Nigerian Pilgrims. The Chairman explained that the Commission would involve all stakeholders towards making the welfare of pilgrims a priority. He said the Commission would continue to support all State pilgrims Welfare Boards for a successful exercise . Receiving the delegation, the Director, FCT Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Mallam Muhammad Nasiru Danmallam expressed happiness over the visit which he said would encourage the Board in its efforts for better service delivery. Mallam Nasiru Danmallam restated the commitment of the FCT Administration in ensuring that the Board records the best Hajj Operation in years. According to him” it was this Commitment that inspired the Honourable Minister of State to mobilise the contractor handling the construction of the Board’s permanent office Complex to return to site after abandoning it for many months due to lack of funds” He therefore called on NAHCON to continue to support the board in its effort to serve the pilgrims better. 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 Staff of the Commission.