The Chairman, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammad, has congratulated the Saudi Arabian government for successfully hosting Pilgrims from all over the world in the 2019 Hajj season.
A statement by the commission’s Head of Public Affairs, Hajiya Fatima Sands Usara, said the chairman made the commendation at the heels of the recently concluded Muna /Hajj rites which ended peacefully, and pilgrims returned safely to Makkah.
The chairman praised Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah for their professional handling of the Hajj exercise which was peaceful and free.
Barrister Mukhtar extolled the establishment of Mutawwifs for Pilgrims from African non-Arab countries, popularly referred to as Mu’assasah, for the excellent arrangement in Mina and Arafat that helped to enhance the comfort of Nigerian Pilgrims in the tents, especially with the provision of air conditioning units at no extra cost at all on the Pilgrims.
“Their well-organised teams that were placed on standby to serve the Pilgrims throughout the period, deserves appreciation,” he said.
The chairman also commended the General Car Syndicate and other transport companies that moved all Pilgrims within stipulated time and brought them back without delay.
The commission’s chairman expressed his profound happiness at the conduct of Nigerian pilgrims and their officials who displayed decorum and abided by the rules and regulations of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during the Hajj exercise which indeed made Nigeria proud.