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Deputies to investigate Hajj committee over 2024 pilgrimage

The Home of Representatives on Thursday determined to determine an advert hoc committee to analyze the Nationwide Hajj Fee over the implementation of the 2024 Hajj pilgrimage.

The Home decision adopted the adoption of a movement moved by the Member representing Baruten/Kaiama Federal Constituency, Kwara State, Mr. Mohammed Bio, through the plenary sitting of the Home on Tuesday.

Following the approval of the movement, the Home condemned the actions of NAHCON and the Federal Capital Territory Authority Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board through the 2024 Hajj and established an advert hoc committee to analyze the actions of NAHCON and FCTA Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, their brokers and sub-agents through the 2024 Hajj.

Subsequently, the Speaker of the Home of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas, appointed the member representing Jibia/Kaita Federal Constituency, Katsina State, Sada Soli, because the chairman of the committee.

The movement, titled “Pressing want to analyze the Nationwide Hajj Fee and the Federal Capital Territory Administration Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, their brokers and sub-agents for shoddy preparations and therapy of Nigerian pilgrims through the 2024 Hajj”, was taken up within the inexperienced chamber as a matter of pressing public curiosity.

Bio described Hajj as an vital obligation within the life of each Muslim and one of many 5 pillars of Islam. He lamented that about 50,865 Muslim pilgrims in Nigeria had been beneath the care of NAHCON in 2024. In line with him, a few of them weren’t given the anticipated care by way of welfare, group, steerage and supervision.

He added that regardless of “the massive quantity paid by the pilgrims for the 2024 Hajj train, NAHCON’s price range allocation for 2024, the intervention of the Federal Authorities amounting to N90 billion and the help of the Authorities of Saudi Arabia, NAHCON and FCTA Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board underperformed through the 2024 Hajj train particularly in Makkah and Mina which is surprising.”

The lawmaker warned that “if this poor efficiency by NAHCON will not be investigated with a view to enhancing future efficiency, additional Hajj workouts for Nigerian residents could develop into extra difficult and will solid the whole nation in a nasty gentle earlier than the Committee of Nations.”

The committee has two weeks to report back to the Inexperienced Chamber in order that it may take additional legislative measures.

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