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NAHCON vouches for safety of new hajj savings scheme


The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has assured Muslim pilgrims of safety of their contributions in the newly introduced Hajj Savings Scheme, noting that the initiative was to ease preparation for pilgrimages.

Its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Olakunle Hassan Zikirullah, gave the assurance during a stakeholders’ meeting in Lokoja.

Represented by Imam Ahmad Saad, NAHCON boss said the commission would partner with Jaiz Bank in the management of the scheme, adding that when the project becomes operational, problems relating to payment and preparation would have been addressed.

He commended the Kogi State Hajj Commission for being proactive in the handling of pilgrimage operations over the years.

The chairman said the body had always keyed into NAHCON’s activities, adding that the gathering was to create awareness for the plan.

Earlier, Executive Chairman of Kogi State Hajj Commission, Sheikh Luqman Imam Abdullahi, said the scheme was floated to make spiritual trips stress-free.


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