Hajj: Saudi Arabia Commends NAHCON For Successful Outing In 2017
The Saudi Arabian Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Muhammad Bin Taher-Benten has commended the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, for the wonderful outing Nigerian pilgrims had during the 2017 Hajj.
Mr Taher-Benten made the commendation in a statement issued by the Chief Media Officer of NAHCON, Malam Adamu Abdullahi in Abuja on Friday.
The Saudi minister of Hajj spoke at a ministerial meeting held between a delegation from Nigeria and Saudi Arabia in Jeddah.
The Saudi minister also listed NAHCON among the most organised and law abiding Hajj missions during the 2017 Hajj operation.
On Hajj operations in the Holy Land, the Saudi minister said efforts were ongoing to ensure hitch free 2018 Hajj.
He also promised to address all requests made by NAHCON for better service delivery to pilgrims in the upcoming 2018 Hajj.
Earlier, the leader of Nigeria’s delegation, Mrs Ibrahim, while reviewing the 2017 hajj, observed that the tents provided for Nigerian pilgrims in Muna were inadequate, adding that there was the need to address the issue before the 2018 Hajj.
She, however, applauded efforts of the Saudi Authority for the successful hosting of over two million pilgrims without any major incidence in 2017.
The minister of state also condoled with the Kingdom on recent attempted missile attacks on its territory and reiterated Nigeria’s stand against all forms of terrorism.
The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that a total of 95,000 slots had been allocated to Nigeria for the 2018 Hajj.