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Shettima, Sultan, others for HIN’s 2024 Hajj summit



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Nigeria’s Vice President, Senator Kashim Shettima would declare open the national stakeholders’ summit on the 2024 Hajj for officials in-charge of the holy pilgrimage and the aviation industry experts scheduled for Thursday, May 2 and Friday, 3 respectively at the Musa Yar’Adua International Centre, Abuja.

The Sultan of Sokoto and President General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar is expected deliver goodwill message at the event being organized by the Hajj Institute of Nigeria, HIN, an outfit midwifed by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON and sponsored by the Lotus Bank

According to a statement signed by the NAHCON s Deputy Director of Information and Publications, Alhaji Mousa Ubandawaki, the summit, with the theme: “Partnership, Collaboration and Team work; The Tripod of success for 2024 Hajj Operation”, will bring together eminent personalities and discussants to drive home the successful implementation of the 2024 Hajj.

The statement listed others expected at the event as the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nyesom Wike and his Aviation counterpart, Festus Keyamo SAN while the keynote speakers includes His Excellency, Dr. Hassan Manakhra, Deputy Minister of Hajj and Umrah, in-charge of International Collaboration; Mr. Faisal Ibrahim Al–Ghamidy, the Saudi Ambassador to Nigeria.

The rest are the chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Senator Abubakar Sani Bello; chairman, House Committee on Hajj Affairs, Hon. Jafaru Mohammed Ali; Managing Director, Lotus Bank, Kafayat Araoye: Vice Chancellor, Al-istiqama University, Sumaila and Prof. Salisu Shehu

Participants expected includes the Chief Executives of States Pilgrims Welfare Boards/ Commission/ Agencies from the 36 States, the FCT and the Armed Forces, Private Tour Operators, Ulamas, medical, the media, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA; Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS; National Drug Law Enforcement Agency,, NDLEA, airliners and service providers.

They would be discussing topics of interest that will propel the industry to greater height and further improve the services that the Nigerian pilgrims will receive during this year’s holy pilgrimage.