We will use Hajj Saving Scheme to Stabilise Hajj fare – NAHCON Chairman Designate  

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The incoming Chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Barrister Dhikirullahi Hassan has promised to hasten the take-off of the Hajj Saving Scheme so as to ‘stabilise hajj fares in Nigeria” .




According to a statement signed by the Commission’s Head of Public Affairs Unit, Fatima Sanda Usara on Thursday, Barr. Hassan made the promise while responding to a question by Senator Sahabi Ya’u during the screening of nominees for the 4th Board of NAHCON at the senate yesterday.


“NAHCON Chairman designates, Barrister Dhikirullahi Hassan appreciated the level of achievement attained by the outgoing Chairman and promised to build on it.


“He identified Hajj Savings Scheme, a plan already in an advanced stage, as a scheme that needs to take off soonest in order to stabilise Hajj fares in Nigeria.“,” the statement said.

It also said a Hajj Training Institute, another project whose foundation the outgoing Chairman, Barrister Abdullahi Mukhtar Mohammed ”has set in steady progress, will professionalise Hajj in Nigeria and beyond”.


The chairman designate said the training institute is a vision he would pursue to fruition.


“Barr. Hassan promised to study the possibility of reducing days spent in Saudi Arabia during Hajj as well as enforcing Hajj guidelines and dictates of the NAHCON Establishment Act,” Mrs Usara said.


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