NAHCON pledges hitch-free hajj, easy lodging for pilgrims

Posted by News Express | 21 January 2020 | 1,409 times

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National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has pledged to ensure hitch-free hajj in 2020 by ensuring that pilgrims get accommodation that is not more than two kilometres from the Holy Mosque in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

The commission said shuttle buses must be provided to convey pilgrims, if their rooms are more than two kilometres from the Holy Mosque.  NAHCON’s Head of Public Affairs, Fatima Usara, said this yesterday in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.  Usara said the move was aimed at reducing the stress pilgrims at the holy mosque usually go through.

She said the commission had instructed state pilgrims welfare boards not to book accommodation situated more than two kilometres to the Holy Mosque in Makkah.

“It has been the tradition that houses reserved for pilgrims should not be more than two kilometres away from the Holy Mosque in Makkah.

“NAHCON always goes round to supervise all the accommodation booked by the state hajj officials to ensure that the building is in good condition, toilets are clean, the hotel elevators are working.  “We only supervise to ensure that pilgrims are not short-changed,” she said. (The Nation)



Source: News Express

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