Saturday, August 1, 2015

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON)

The National Hajj
Commission of Nigeria
(NAHCON) on Saturday
announced that it would
commence transportation of
Nigerian pilgrims to Saudi
Arabia on August 18.
The Chairman of the
Commission, Abdullahi
Mukhtar, made the
announcement after
inaugurating the Medical
Team for 2015 hajj exercise
in Abuja.
Mr. Mukhtar, who was
represented by Saleh
Okenwa, the Commissioner in
charge of strategy, said the
Commission was fully
prepared for this year’s Hajj.
He said all necessary
arrangements had been put
in place for the
commencement of the
Mr. Mukhtar added that the
Commission had provided
medical facilities for Nigerian
pilgrims in Saudi Arabia and
urged them to discharge their
duties as expected of them.
He promised that this year’s
exercise was going to be
different from previous
exercises because of the level
of the Commission’s
In his remarks, the
Commissioner in charge of
the Medical Team, Dr
Ibrahim Kana, commended
the Commission for the
medical arrangements put in
place for this year’s exercise.
He said that “with what I
have seen on ground, I have
no doubt in my mind that
this year’s Hajj will be
exceptionally successful.
“With the kind of
professionals that made up the Medical
Team, the sky is just our starting point.’’
Mr. Kana promised the team of adequate
accommodation in the Holy Land, and
warned, however, that team members
should not occupy a whole room for
whatever reasons.
“The culture is one bed space per person
and not a whole room per person and
please people should not lock rooms for
whatever reasons.
“We will make sure nobody suffers,
whatever the team is entitle to will be
given, no denial.’’
Kano also urged the team to give the best
services to the pilgrims and promised
them of safety of their luggage.
He added that “gone are the days when
luggage spend several weeks before
getting to the owners.’’
He called on the medical team to be
professional in carrying out their duties
and to dress decently.
“We are going to conduct pregnancy
tests on all the females in the Medical
Team too to ascertain their status,’’ he
Meanwhile, the National Amirul Hajj
and Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, is
expected to announce the state that
would have the first batch to be
transported to the Holy Land.

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