The Chairman, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Alhaji Abdullahi Muhammad, has commended the Saudi Arabian Government for successfully hosting pilgrims from all over the world in the 2019 Hajj season.
Muhammad gave the commendation in a statement signed by the Head, Public Affairs of the commission, Hajiya Fatima Usara, in Makkah on Friday.
He noted with satisfaction that the just concluded Muna Hajj rites ended peacefully, and pilgrims returned safely to Makkah.
The NAHCON chairman also praised the officials of the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah for their professional handling of the event, adding that their efforts resulted in a successful exercise.
The NAHCON boss also extolled the establishment of Mutawwifs for pilgrims from African Non-Arab countries, popularly referred to as Mu’assasah, for the excellent arrangement in Muna and Arafat.
He stressed that the development enhanced the comfort of Nigerian pilgrims in the tents.
Muhammad also expressed delight on the provision of air conditioning units at no extra cost on the pilgrims.
He noted that the well-organised teams placed on standby to serve the pilgrims throughout the period deserved appreciation.
The chairman also gave kudos to the General Car Syndicate and other transport companies that moved all pilgrims within stipulated time and brought them back without delay.
The NAHCON boss also expressed happiness at the conduct of Nigerian pilgrims and their officials who he said displayed decorum and kept to the rules and regulations of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
“This, indeed, made Nigeria proud,” Muhammad said.
Edited by Muhammad Suleiman Tola