:Islamic scholars educate Nigerian pilgrims on hajj ethics at Arafat
In his opening remarks, the acting Chairman of the commission, Alhaji Abdullahi Muhammad, listed Alhaji Abdullahi Abubakar among the clerics.
He said that President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the membership of Abubakar into the team in appreciation of his gesture.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 84-year-old Imam of Yelwa central mosque hid about 300 victims of a Jos crisis thereby saving them from being killed.
“Hajj is multi institutional and needs the support of other stakeholders in the society to succeed.
“This is to make sure the pilgrims get value for their money,” he said.
The acting chairman, who said that the commission had concluded arrangement for a successful Hajj this year, called on the stakeholders to join hands with it to accomplish the task.
The Head medical team in the commission, Dr Ibrahim Kana, advised pilgrims to take adequate water to avoid dehydration and other related challenges.
In his address of welcome, the Nigerian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, retired Justice Issa Dodo, lauded NAHCON and its staff “for a good job” in Hajj activities and called on them to enhance the tempo.
A member of the National Ulama team, Khadijah Gambo, stressed the need for NAHCON to ensure that pilgrims were enlightened, on the ethics of hajj, three months before pilgrimage to avoid “embarrassing situation.”
The Commissioner in charge of operations in the commission, Alhaji Abdullahi Saleh, said the number of Nigerian pilgrims to Saudi Arabia this year, increased by 15 per cent.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that many Islamic scholars and top members of staff attended the occasion.