The Executive Governor of Adamawa State, Gov Ahmed Umaru Fintiri has expressed his profound happiness with the National Hajj commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on the management of the airlifting of pilgrims to Saudi Arabia, describing it as unprecedented, urging the commission to maintain same schedule for return flights.
The governor stated this during an audience he granted a NAHCON delegation who visited his office Tuesday. The team comprises Alhaji Abba Jatto, Commissioner Representing North East, Dr. Suleman Afikpo, Commissioner Representing South East, who stood for the Chairman of NAHCON, Alhaji Zikirullah Kunle Hassan, Assessment and Award committee member, Barr. Sanusi Dauda and Alhaji Usman Sambo, the Zonal coordinator of Adamawa/Taraba. They were led to the office of the governor by the Executive Secretary, Adamawa state Muslim Pilgrims Commission, Alhaji Abubakar Salihu on Tuesday.
Governor Fintiri said, ‘This is unprecedented. This is the first time in the history of Hajj in Adamawa, the pilgrims will be airlifted to the Holy land “back-to-back.”
The Governor who witnessed the state’s inaugural flight expressed his delight on the way and manner NAHCON conducts airlift this year. He said it is first of it’s kind, and that he expects NAHCON to maintain same schedule for return flights. He cautioned on allowing individuals or states that arrived late to the kingdom from hijacking the well planned airlift operations in attempt to be the first to return. He said such may warrant unfavorable side of him. He categorically said “I will fight if such happens”
The Governor promised to collaborate with NAHCON anytime he is called upon. The state executive secretary who highlighted on the present and past assistance from the state government, thanked the Governor for his open door policy.
On behalf of the Chairman, the board members and the entire staff of NAHCON, Alhaji Abba Jatto thanked the Governor and promise him there won’t be anything to warrant fight and that the Chairman and the board are on top of the game.