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Press Release

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) today received the Executive Governor of Imo State, his Excellency, Governor Hope Uzodinma, who was on a courtesy visit to the Hajj House , Abuja.

In his welcome remarks, Malam Jalal Ahmad Arabi expressed  delight  in hosting the Imo State Governor in the Hajj House.

Arabi described Governor Uzodinma as a pillar of  support to the Commission and described his interventions in ensuring that intending Muslim pilgrims from his State are able to participate in this year’s  Hajj.

In his words, “ you have been a pillar of support to us in the Commission through  your support in ensuring that Muslims in Imo state will be able to participate in Hajj. You supported us in 2023 and also this year in spite of being of the Christian faith and Imo State being a predominantly Christian State. For us you’re a symbol of peace religious coexistence and unity in the Country.”

He presented Governor Hope Uzodinma with a letter of commendation  and an award 🥈 f excellence for his support and promotion of peaceful religious coexistence and unity.

In his response, Governor Uzodinma expressed his sincere appreciation for the honour shown him and  restated his firm belief  in peaceful inter-faith coexistence  to promote development and prosperity in Imo State and Nigeria as a whole.

Recall that the Executive Governor was part of a handful of governors that provided subsidy  with regard to the 2024 Hajj fare which  enabled intending Muslim pilgrims from his State to participate in this year’s Hajj rites.


Mousa Ubandawaki

Deputy Director, Information & Publications Division, NAHCON.

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