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Press Release


The Nasarawa State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board had on Monday presented a comprehensive report of the 2023 Hajj operation to Governor Abdullahi Sule at government house Lafia, Nasarawa State.


Presenting the report, leader of the government delegation for this year’s Hajj Justice Aisha Bashir Aliyu said the report is a compilation of the entire Hajj operation right from Madina to Makkah activities.


Hajiya Aisha Bashir who doubled as Chief Judge of the State said this year’s Hajj has recorded huge success especially in the area of feeding, accommodation and healthcare services.

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While commending the State government for attaching more priority to the welfare of pilgrims, the Chief Judge equally makes a case for recruitment of additional female preachers and female medical personnel to attend to some female pressing issues while at home and in the holy land .


Justice Aisha Bashir  expressed satisfaction with the Makkah  accommodation secured by the state government due to its proximity to the holy Mosque, thus appealing for its retention in the 2024 Hajj operation.


Receiving the report, Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State said the government will carefully study the report with a view to addressing cardinal issues that will improve next year’s Hajj operation.


While commending the leader of the government delegation, the Executive Secretary and the entire board members, Governor Abdullahi Sule urged the board to always give more priority to indigenes in the next year’s Hajj to save government resources.


In an interview with the government house Press crew shortly after the presentation,  the Executive Secretary Nasarawa State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board Mallam Idris Almakura Almakura said the report contained offshore and Onshore activities for governor’s appraisal.


Mallam Idris Almakura applauded Governor Abdullahi Sule for always giving the board a listening ear when it comes to issues of pilgrims welfare, promised to build on the successes recorded in the next year’s Hajj.


The Chairman of the Board Ustaz Abdullahi Mohammed Gindau and his members were also in attendance during the submission of the report.

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