Forum of States Pilgrims Boards Chairmen Congratulates New NAHCON Chairman, promise healthy synergy

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Press Release

The Forum of Chief Executive Officers of State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Boards/Agencies/ Commissions, under the Chairmanship of Malam Idris Ahmad Almakura wishes to congratulate the newly appointed Chairman of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, Alhaji Jalal Ahmad Arabi.

The Forum expresses optimism that the new NAHCON boss will bring his wealth of experience to bear in charting a new course for the Nigerian Hajj Industry while consolidating on milestones achieved.

Malam Almakura further  urged the incoming chairman to ensure the promotion of an inclusive policy that will continue to recognize the impact and status of the States in ensuring the continued simplification of the process of performing Hajj while ensuring the pilgrims get value for their money.

The antecedents of Mr Arabi as a seasoned technocrat who believes in the application of law, probity and accountability, has raised optimism in the Forum that all contentious issues bordering on proper implementation of the provisions of the NAHCON Establishment Act and other Saudi Arabian regulations will be revisited to ensure proper delineation of responsibilities between the Commission and the States.

Accordingly, the Forum Chairman Idris Almakura, who also doubles as the Executive Secretary Nasarawa State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, gave assurance of the Forum’s readiness to work wholeheartedly with the new NAHCON Chairman towards achieving all the beautiful goals set to further improve Hajj performance in Nigeria.

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