Hajj 2024: Arabi to review catering, accommodation guidelines 

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has inaugurated a committee to review the extant guidelines on accommodation and catering services for the purpose of engendering better service delivery during the 2024 hajj.

Acting chairman of NAHCON, Malam Jalal Ahmad Arabi, stated that the review of the existing guidelines would contribute to better performance of service providers which in turn would benefit the Nigerian pilgrims.

According to him, the constitution of the committee was not a new innovation but just another way to tinker with the existing mechanism in order to deliver better result.

“What we are doing now is not to introduce a rocket science but just to improve on the way we are doing things. Like it happens in some other parts of the world, we need to be dynamic. As it is the global practice, we have to improve in our ways, to be in conformity with the international best practices,” he said.

He further urged the committee to approach the assignment with open mind and a keen sense of responsibility as their report would have great promise in influencing how the commission would implement this year’s accommodation and catering services in Saudi Arabia.

Responding on behalf of the committee, Dr Aliyu Tanko, thanked the chairman for the opportunity accorded them to serve. He stated that though the task seems daunting but expressed the hope and confidence in the members to carry out the assignment in the best possible ways, stressing the inter relationship between the assignment and the outcome of the 2024 hajj.

“It is a daunting task, no doubt, because whatever we do will impact on the result of the 2024 Hajj either positively or negatively. But our prayer is that our report will bear positive fruits.”

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