No Pressure Or Threat Will Stop Us From Implementing Reforms In Hajj Operations – NAHCON Chairman
The Chairman National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, Barrister Abdullah Muhammad Mukhtar has vowed that reforms in operations of hajj exercise is yet to come.
Barrister Murhtar disclosed this at the Pre-Arafat stakeholders conference which held at Al-Raqiyyah Hall, Ring Road, Khalidiyyah 2 in Makkah.
He said the changes the Commission made to ensure that pilgrims got value for their money have come to stay, vowing that no amount of threat, arm twisting, ill motivated criticism and real or imaginary hurdles would deter the Commission from her goals.
He however, said this does not mean that the Commission would not listen to genuine criticisms or advises that would add value to the Commission goals, but would certainly not bat eye on any misguided distraction.
Barrister Abdullah called on all stakeholders to buckle up as the actual hajj rites are about to start and that all hands must be on deck to ensure a hitch free exercise, saying no one should rest on his oars until when every pilgrim successfully carried out the hajj rites and safely returned to his loved ones.
He said NAHCON would not relent in her efforts to ensure that the pilgrims got the best possible services during the entire exercise.
The Chairman further said that NAHCON has resolved to improve on whatever successes recorded and look for ways to correct mistakes observed so far.
A total of about eighty one thousand, two hundred Nigerian Muslims are expected to join over two million other Muslim nationals in performing this year’s hajj rites, that start tomorrow, Wednesday.
He said the number was made up of about sixty five thousand pilgrims who came to the holy land through their various State Pilgrims Welfare Boards, while the remaining sixteen thousand, two hundred came through independent private tour operators.