NAHCON moves to fast-track operations
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, (NAHCON) has inaugurated Hajj Committee to pre-quali fy licensing of service providers ahead of time as a way of fast-tracking 2020 Hajj operations.
It was recalled that in eight years, this is the first time the Commission is conducting this assignment in Nigeria due to the fact that the process is entirely digitalized, thereby saving cost and consolidating new dawn of transparency and prudence in efficient and effective Hajj service delivery.
Speaking during the inauguration, NAHCON Chairman, Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammad, urged the committee to be guided by fear of God and pilgrims’ trust in order to secure the best services in strict adherence to standards.
While mentioning the roles of the committee, he said: “They are to practically harness resource management and eliminate allegations of corruption; give opportunity to states to have list of companies ready for inspection and negotiations; list names of service providers in Makkah; Madinah and Holy Sites (Masha’er) and evaluate documents and confirm integrity of the companies.”
He further said, that the committee would ensure no litigation against any state with NAHCON or Saudi Arabian authorities ensure the companies have valid documents and authorization to conduct this type of business with Nigerian Pilgrims in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Director Muhammad Hammajoda, who chairs the eleven-member committee said they would conduct the job diligently and submit report immediately.