Saudi Ambassador commends Buhari, Hajj Reporters, NAHCON Chairman on Success of 2019 Hajj

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By Garba Muhammad


The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s government for its cooperation, support and understanding to the Saudi Embassy in Nigeria.


The Saudi ambassador made the commendation while speaking at the annual Award of Excellence organised by a nongovernmental organization the Independent Hajj Reporters who specialized in coverage of Hajj affairs in the country.


Mr Botaji praised the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, under the leadership of Barrister Abdullah Mukhtar Muhammad, all hajj administrators and stakeholders in the Country.


He assured of Saudi Embassy continue  cooperation and delivery of effective diplomatic services to Nigerians, particularly Umrah and Hajj intending pilgrims to make their sacrifices in attaining Allah’s Pleasure and Blessings, worthwhile.


The ambassador also commended the Independent Hajj Reporters for filing in over ninety reports on last year’s Hajj exercise, thanking other Nigeria media organisations for their reportage of Umrah and Hajj matters in Nigeria and in the holy land.


Earlier in his welcome address the national coordinator of the Independent Hajj Reporters, Alhaji Ibrahim Muhammad said the organisation was set up to ensure professional and ethical reportage of Umrah and Hajj matters, diligently enlighten muslims on these all important pillars of Islam and to carry out oversight functions on Hajj authorities in the Country and in the holy land.


Among the recipients of the Awards of Excellence, is the Kaduna State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board which received the Best Coordinating State during last year’s Hajj and the Board’s new Overseer, Alhaji Sani Dalhatu Musa, got the Best Head of Operations award.


Others were the Kano State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, which received the Best in Luggage Handling award while Abuja, the Best in Pilgrims Camp services.


Yobe, Best in Pilgrims Welfare, Kwara Best in Enlightenment and Niger State was awarded the Most Organised Pilgrims State.


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