The Chairman, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Board Members and staff of the Commission joined millions of Muslims in Nigeria and beyond in celebrating His Eminence, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar iii, CFR, mni, the Sultan of Sokoto who marks the 15th anniversary of his coronation as the 20th supreme leader of Muslims in Nigeria.
The Sultan took over leadership of the Sultanate on 2nd November 2006.
In a congratulatory letter signed by the NAHCON Chairman, Alhaji Zikrulllah Kunle Hassan dated 1st November 2021, the Chairman on behalf of the 4th Board identified with the contributions of the Sultan in uniting the Muslim ummah in Nigeria. Of immense significance to NAHCON is the readily available fatherly advice, guidance, support, and active participation of His Eminence in Hajj management in Nigeria. This concern for Hajj matters in the country has had “great significance towards improving the Hajj exercise in Nigeria”, the Chairman declared.
Alhaji Zikrullah prayed that the Almighty will increase the wisdom of the President General of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs in Nigeria, Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar, also grant him good health and long-life to be able to contribute more to the growth of Nigerian Muslims and the world in general.
It would be recalled that on the 24th February 2020 the supreme leader paid a historic courtesy visit to the NAHCON headquarters in Abuja where he recounted the rigors they went through in actualizing the founding of NAHCON.
He had commended the solid foundation upon which the Commission had been laid and expressed confidence that this board would do more.