Posted by Garba Ahmed in Muna, Saudi Arabia | 15 September 2016 | 2,607 times
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has given Kaduna State pilgrims a pass mark on the level of discipline being exhibited by them in the ongoing 2016 Hajj exercise in Saudi Arabia.
Barrister Abdullahi Mukhtar, Chairman of NAHCON, awarded the pass mark while on visitation of states’ pilgrim tents on Tuesday night in Muna. He also commended the level of environmental cleanliness of Kaduna pilgrims’ tents and expressed hope that “the state will continue to maintain high sense of discipline that it is known for.”
Mr. Mukhtar, who was received at Kaduna State pilgrims tent by the leader of Kaduna State delegation and Secretary to Kaduna State Government, Alhaji Lawal Balarabe Abbas, said: “As part of our efforts to improve the hygiene and environmental sanitation within pilgrims’ tent in Muna, NAHCON has engaged the appropriate authorities and paid necessary additional funds in order to have increased services.
“As a result, you will notice the frequency of clearance of rubbish outside our tents have improved.”
News Express recalls that a Kaduna female pilgrim, Amina Abdullahi Gele from Igabi Local Government, had returned $750 US dollars BTA found in their hotel accommodation in Medina, belonging to an elderly pilgrim by name Hauwa Musa.
Another Kaduna male pilgrim was also reported by officials to have returned $900 belonging to another pilgrim.
The names and other details about the pilgrims were however not yet disclosed by officials as at the time of filling this report.
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