Chairman, of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Senator Abubakar Adamu Bulkachuwa has assured Nigerians of hitch-free exercise in the 2023 pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.
The Senator gave the assurance yesterday in Makkah, Saudi Arabia during the 2023 pre-hajj engagement between the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) and representatives of the States Pilgrims Welfare Board and leadership of Tour operators.
Bulkachuwa was confident that with the timely release of general guidelines and signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Nigeria and the Kingdom, the pressure that yearly characterizes the process is technically eliminated.
According to him, “We won’t have any excuse for failure. NAHCON will be put to test. Hopefully, the necessary Information has been released by Saudi Arabia, it is now left for us to put our acts together. We expect states to braze up for the exercise and to help the Hajj Commission in the interest of Nigerian Pilgrim’s”.
On the part of the National assembly, the Senate Committee Chairman, Foreign Affairs pledged continued legislative support to NAHCON for remarkable management.
Earlier, stakeholders in the industry at the meeting pledged commitment and collaboration with NAHCON to ensure improved service delivery during the forthcoming Hajj.