By: Mayen Etim
KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, (NAHCON) has said Kaduna state benefits most from its projects than any states in the country.
Chairman of NAHCON, Alhaji Zikrullah Hassan, stated this on September 9, 2020 when he led members of the Commission on a courtesy call to Governor Nasir Elrufai, at the State House, Kaduna.
He explained that some of the projects are the on-going hajj hotel, executive hall, Hajj saving scheme and Hajj Training Institutes.
Hassan also solicited the support of the government to establish a commission outreach office to ease management of hajj affairs in the state being among those with large number of contingents to Hajj.
Secretary to the State Government, Balarabe Lawal, who represented Gov El-Rufa’i, explained that the government is working towards having a hajj agency in order to improve the welfare of pilgrims in the state.
He assured that the government would continue to partner with NAHCON for smooth operation of hajj affairs in the state.
The NAHCON team also visited the Emir of Zazzau, Dr. Shehu Idris, and solicited the traditional institution’s support towards successful Hajj exercise.