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Hajj 2020: NAHCON inaugurates team, tasks members on ensuring fare reduction


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, has constituted a team of staff to proceed on the first official assignment to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to make necessary accommodation and feeding arrangements ahead of 2020 Hajj exercise.

A statement signed by the NAHCON’s Head of Public Affairs, Fatima Sanda-Usara said the team was inaugurated on Wednesday the Chairman/CEO of the commission, Zikrullah Kunle-Hassan.

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According to the statement, the chairman enjoined members to examine all prospects of ensuring that Hajj fare goes down this year, and hopefully goes further down next year.

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He emphasised that dedication is instrumental in addressing the issue of Hajj fare reduction, a promise he made during screening of the board and one he is determined to keep.

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While calling on the members to carry out this assignment without compromising quality or standard of accommodation nor feeding, the chairman, therefore, urged them to focus on getting good houses for the pilgrims and insist on decent meals from caterers.

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In his address to the team, Commissioner Operations, Abdullahi Hardawa assured the Chairman of all members’ commitment to meet expectations of the CEO and other Muslims to see that Hajj fare is reduced.

He also tasked members of the pre-Hajj team to make good bargains that would enable pilgrims to embark on Hajj with relative ease and get value for their money.

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The statement noted that the team, which will be led by Chairman Zikrullah has the three permanent Commissioners among the delegation, senior management staff, staff from relevant departments and Pharmist Zainab Ujudud Sheriff on the list.

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Pharm Sheriff will inspect likely locations to site Nigerian clinics as well as ascertain that all conditions set by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for setting up clinics by participating countries are met.

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