Following the news of the cancellation of 2020 Hajj for intending pilgrim worldover other than domestic pilgrims by Saudi Arabia, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria , NAHCON, has urged intending pilgrims to remain calm adding that necessary arrangements are in place to protect their interest.
The Commission in a statement signed by Head Public Affairs, Hajia Fatima Sanda Usara, appreciated the prayers and support extended to it from all segments of the society as well as the outpour of interests and enquiries by individuals, pressmen and other stakeholders over the cancellation of international pilgrimage for 2020 Hajj.
The statement reads: “The Commission’s leadership, board members and management welcome the news with complete surrender to the will of the Almighty, and commend the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for this brave decision.
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“NAHCON is sensitive to all the enquiries and concerns that greeted Saudi Arabia’s much awaited decision. Hence, the Commission assures the general public that as soon as its leadership fulfils all administrative, cum official requirements, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NAHCON shall hold a press briefing where all your enquiries and way forward will be addressed.
“Meanwhile, NAHCON urges intending pilgrims to remain calm as necessary arrangements are in place to protect their interest. The Commission appreciates the prayers and support extended to it from all segments of the society.”