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Hajj: Nigeria partners Indonesia on efficient service delivery



Hajj: Nigeria partners Indonesia on efficient service delivery

National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON is considering partnership with the Indonesian Hajj Mission to develop and strengthen the Information technology and financing for enhance service delivery during this year’s Hajj.

Chairman/CEO of NAHCON, Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan, who dropped the hint on Wednesday at meeting between the two organisations, said that information and communication technology, ICT and Hajj funding are crucial to the success of any Hajj arrangement.

The meeting, held on the sidelines of the ongoing four-day Hajj and Umrah Expo at the Super Dome Centre in Jeddah in which over 400 participants are in attendance, is to further strengthen the bilateral relations between the two countries.

Hassan, according to a statement signed by the NAHCON’s Assistant Director of Information and Publications, Alhaji Mousa Ubandawaki, therefore, maintained that both the ICT and Hajj funding would be pursued and strengthened.

“For us to ensure the health and wellbeing of Nigerian pilgrims, we don’t have alternative but to seek for sustenance of our ICT programmes from the world best, in order to ensure better service delivery,” he said.

Hajj: Nigeria partners Indonesia on efficient service delivery

The NAHCON chairman expressed optimism that the partnership arrangement would impact positively on the outcome of 2023 Hajj.

He said: “I look forward to a robust relationship between our two organisations, which I believe if discharged diligently wil benefit the Nigerian pilgrims as well as enabled us to achieve a successful Hajj outings.”

In his remarks, the leader of Badun Langella Kenangan Hajj (BPKH), Foodlul Imansyah, emphasized the crucial place the ICT and funding plays in the success of Hajj and Umrah and advised NAHCON to ensure the digitalisation of its operations in the interest of the pilgrims as well as the nation.

He, therefore, expressed his delight and support for the partnership which he said would help to cement the diplomatic relations between the two countries.

The NAHCON delegation to the meeting also includes the Commissioners for Policy, Personnel Management and Finance, PPMF, Alhaji Nura Hassan Yakassai; Operations, Licensing, Inspectorate and Tour Operators, Alhaji Abdullah Magaji Hardawa; Planning, Research Statistics Information and Library services, PRSILS, Sheikh Suleman Mommoh, board members and some staff of the commission.

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