Hajj Savings Scheme committee submits report on progress

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Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan, the Chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), received a report of the committee set up to fine-tune the progress of the Hajj Savings Scheme (HSS).

According to NAHCON’s Head of Public Affairs, Fatima Sanda Usara, the committee comprised representatives of chief executives of states’ pilgrims’ welfare boards and representatives of NAHCON management.

After the presentation of the report by the committee chairman, Alhaji Usman Shamaki, the state chief executives under the leadership of its forum chairman as well as chairman Zamfara State Hajj Commission, Alhaji Abubakar S. Pawa Dembo, and NAHCON management deliberated on the outcome and took positions on the resolutions.

Issues confirmed include registration modalities, setting up of HSS Departments by the state boards, revenue sharing formula, general enlightenment on the scheme, state boards’ collaboration with Ja’iz Bank on the HSS portal, and investment deadline as relates to Arafat Day.

At the end of the meeting, the Chairman Forum of State Pilgrims’ Welfare Boards commended the NAHCON Chairman for his democratic leadership style and called on members to ensure the firm establishment of the scheme in each state immediately.

NAHCON’s three permanent commissioners, Alhaji Nura Hassan Yakasai, Alhaji Abdullahi Magaji Hardawa, and Sheikh Suleiman Momoh all commended the cooperation of states and that of NAHCON leadership applauding their firm commitment to the unity of purpose, which is the welfare of pilgrims.

While rounding up the meeting, Zikrullah Hassan thanked all members for their positive posture calling on participants to play their roles in the success of Hajj administration in Nigeria.

He reminded the gathering that Hajj has existed before everyone present and will continue even after our exit, hence urged everybody to contribute positively to the growth of the system.

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