Lagos Pledges Support For NAHCON On PPP
Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, has pledged the support of the state government for the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on its Public-Private Partnership (PPP) initiatives.
Hamzat made the pledge on Wednesday in his office while receiving board members of NAHCON, led by the chairman, Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan, who paid him a courtesy visit
The deputy governor stated that the state government would continue to assist the commission in its drive to enhance its services to Nigerians, noting that “in Lagos State, we pride ourselves on doing things that will always assist the citizens of this country.”
While commending the commission for introducing the Hajj Savings Scheme, Dr Hamzat said that Hajj operations should be made easier and seamless for the benefit of pilgrims so that Muslims could do Hajj without stress or fear.
Earlier, Hassan described Lagos as a significant pilgrimage point in the country and applauded the state government for supporting hajj operations in the state, especially through the launch of the Hajj Saving Scheme.
chairman noted that Hajj involves a wide range of activities and logistics hence the need to manage the exercise and have effective sensitisation and digital transformation of its operations.
According to him, to further enhance hajj operations and up the scale of its officers in the country, the commission has come up with the establishment of a Hajj institute to train its personnel on the nitty-gritty of its operations.
He implored the state government to send its officers for training to enhance their on-the-job performance.