Christian and Muslim pilgrims commissions strike deal
Posted by Garba Ahmed, Kaduna | 24 March 2017 | 2,917 times
Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC) and National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) have agreed to bilaterally work to boost the economic interests of Nigeria in their respective holy lands.
The agreement was reached when NAHCON team led by its Chairman/CEO Abdullahi Muktar, went on a return visit to Rev. Tor Uja, Executive Secretary of the Christian Pilgrims Commission, on Thursday in Abuja.
“Both commissions agreed to bilaterally work for the benefits of their clients (the Pilgrims) by developing their productive capacity.
“They also agreed to boost economic interests of Nigeria in the holy lands and to trace the path of sustainability (self-sufficiency).
“During the courtesy visit to the Chairman of NAHCON in Abuja, the Executive Secretary of NCPC stressed the need for continued cooperation between the NCPC and NAHCON.
“He described Hajj Commission as a ‘Senior Brother’ and as such would be glad to cooperate with the commission for mutually beneficial relationship.
“We need continued cooperation between the Hajj Commission in technical, social and financial matters,” Uja said.
He recalled with satisfaction how NAHCON was very instrumental to the successful take-off of NCPC at the threshold of its creation when the commission accommodated NCPC free in their complex for two years.
•Photo by NAHCON Information Center shows NAHCON Chairman/CEO, Abdullahi Muktar, on a return visit to Rev. Uja, Executive Secretary of the Christian Pilgrims Commission, on Thursday in Abuja.