*NAHCON visits Lagos House
The Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has received two outstanding awards in the categories of the 2nd best organized state in 2017 and the most disciplined state pilgrims in Nigeria during 2018 Hajj operations.
These awards were presented today to the Board Chairman, Dr. Tajudeen Yusuf, during a courtesy visit of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), representatives led by the Commissioner of Policy, Personnel, Management and Finance, Dr Yusuf Adebayo at the Lagos House, Makkah.
Dr Adebayo who visited Lagos in company of Commissioner for Southeast, Alhaji Ibrahim Ezeani; Commissioner for Southwest, Imam Fuad Adeyemi; Commissioner for South south, Chief Abdul Rahman Zikeyi Eneware; Deputy Director Administration, Dr Sodangi Ibrahim Muhammed and others congratulated Lagos State and advised pilgrims to remain calm as they will return home according to the order of arrival in Saudi Arabia.
He assured pilgrims that their return home schedules have been properly planned and will be handled perfectly by all stakeholders.
He cautioned pilgrims against unnecessary working around under the harsh sun and visiting Hospitals not because they are sick but with the intention of collecting unneeded drugs.
He declared that the drugs used in NAHCON hospitals for this year operation was brought from Nigeria and has same standard with Saudi Arabia drugs, adding that collecting them for keep will deny other who really need it of the benefit.
The Board Chairman who received the awards on behalf of Lagos State extended his gratitude to the NAHCON Chairman, Barrister Abdullahi M. Mukhtar, MON, FCIA for recognising excellent performance at the 2018 Hajj operations, adding that Lagos will continue to do better every year.
“Our success is not without the backing of His Excellency, the governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode who has relentlessly given the Board the required moral and financial supports.
He, however, announced that after airlift of 640 Lagos pilgrims in two batches, Medview Airline will take three days break to airlift pilgrims of other states and resume airlifting of third and fourth batches of Lagos pilgrims on Saturday, first and Sunday, second September respectively.
” The schedules of fifth, sixth and seventh flights will be announced later as soon as we get the clear signal from the appropriate authority”, he concluded.
Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board