Lagos Pledges To Support NAHCON On PPP Initiatives

Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, has stated that the state government will help the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) in its PPP projects.
The pledge was made while the Deputy Governor was visiting members of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) Board of Directors, led by Chairman Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan, who paid him a courtesy call.
Dr. Hamzat remarked that Lagos will continue to support the Commission in its efforts to improve services to Nigerians, as the state government takes satisfaction in doing things that benefit the country’s residents.
While commending NAHCON for introducing the Hajj Savings Scheme, Dr. Hamzat said that hajj operations should be made easier and seamless for the benefit of pilgrims so that Muslims will perform Hajj without much stress or fear.
Earlier in his remarks, the Chairman – National Hajj Commission of Nigeria – Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan, described Lagos as a significant pilgrimage point in the country, just as he applauded the State government for supporting hajj operations, especially during the launching of the Hajj Savings Scheme.
The Chairman noted that Hajj operations have over the years become an exercise that involves a lot of operations and logistics and, therefore, there is a need to manage the exercise with effective sensitisation and digital transformation of its operations.
He disclosed that to further enhance Hajj operations in the country, the Commission has come up with the establishment of a Hajj Institute to train its personnel in the nitty-gritty of operations, imploring the State government to send its officers for training to enhance their on-the-job performance.
The Chairman said the Commission is thinking out of the box to raise funds for its operations, being self-sustaining, hence adopting the PPP initiative using its property across the country for the good of the Commission, adding that NACHON is already collaborating with the Kano State Government on the initiative.

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