Hajj Convention Chairman Lauds IHR, urges Tour Operators to adopt strategy of spiritual benefits for Pilgrims

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World Hajj and Umrah Convention, Mohsin Tutla presenting an award to Chief of Staff to Katsina State Governor, Alh Muntari Lawal while the national coordinator of IHR Ibrahim Muhammed looks on .



Abubakar Jidda Usman


Licenced Private Tour Operators in Nigeria have been advised to evolve a comprehensive operational plan and strategy that will ensure maximum spiritual benefits to their Umrah and Hajj pilgrims, than concern for any transient gains.


The Chairman of the London based, World Hajj and Umrah Convention, Mohsin Tutla, gave the advice at the last Thursday’s Independent Hajj Reporters’ organised Twenty nineteen Hajj Excellence Award ceremony in Abuja.


He said it was imperative for Tour Operators to focus on how best they could enlighten their Umrah and Hajj pilgrims on, not only Hajj and Umrah rites, but also how best they could derive maximum benefits from their human and material investments in the two important Islamic exercises.


Mohsin Tutla further admonished the Tour Operators to invest more in ensuring that their pilgrims become better citizens in terms of their relationship with their Creator, fellow beings and their civic responsibilities to the nation after the performance of any or both of the religious rites.


The Chairman, who said the Tour Operators should look beyond the euphoria  and rituals of freighting their pilgrims to the holy land and back safely, commanded the untiring efforts of the pioneer Chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON,


Alhaji Muhammad Musa Bello and his successor, Barrister Abdullah Mukhtar Muhammad, in improving and having a stress free Hajj and Umrah operations in the Country.


He hoped that the incoming Board of NAHCON would build and improve on the successes of the duo on Hajj affairs in Nigeria.

Mohsin Tutla commended IHR for instuting the Awards which, he said would go a long way in stocking qualitative and positive competition among all stakeholders in Hajj affairs in the Country for diligent service delivery.


In a brief chat with Freedom Radio Group, Kaduna Station, Mohsin Tutla said the planned World Hajj and Umrah conference, scheduled last year to hold in January this year in Nigeria, was put on hold because of the uncertainties, before now, surrounding the leadership of the apex Hajj body in the  Country.


He stated that now that a definite position has been taken, his organisation will tarry a little while, for the new Board of NAHCON, when inaugurated, to settle before putting heads together to fix an appropriate date and time for the world conference in Abuja.


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