The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, has commended the Lagos State’s Pilgrims Welfare Board, its pilgrims and other stakeholders for being good ambassadors and representatives of the State by acting in accordance with Saudi Arabia rules of engagement in the course of the 2019 Hajj exercise.
NAHCON Chairman, Mr. Abdullahi Mukhtar, who gave the commendation when his team paid a courtesy visit to the Lagos Tent at Mina, stated that the pilgrims from Lagos have set a standard worthy of emulation for other states to follow towards promoting the image of Nigeria abroad, especially during the hajj exercise.
The Chairman, represented by the Commissioner for Operations, Alhaji Abdullahi Saleh, explained that the visit became necessary in order to improve service delivery and urged the pilgrims to always report observed areas of deficiency back to the agency.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Amir-ul-Hajj, Dr. AbdulHakeem AbdulLateef has announced that the death of a female pilgrim in Saudi Arabia, stating that the deceased Lawal Mulikat Shade, 56, was hypertensive, slumped and died on the way to performing onee of the hajj rites at Jamarat.
While praying for the repose of the dead, AbdulLateef implored other pilgrims who have health challenges to request others to carry out the jamarat task on their behalf rather than expose themselves to the risks involved.