NAHCON, PTF set strategic guidelines for 2021 Hajj pilgrims

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), in collaboration with the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Federal Ministry of Health are mapping out strategic guidelines on COVID-19 preventive measures to safeguard Nigerian pilgrims for the 2021 hajj operation.

The Head, Public Affairs of NAHCON, Hajiya Fatima Usara, reveal this in a statement in Abuja where she asked all intending pilgrims and officials of State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Boards to continue to observe COVID-19 protocols in other

to curtail the spread of the pandemic, which has entered the second wave.

She also disclosed that NAHCON is awaiting further directives from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in reverence to its (the Kingdom) divine role as the custodians of the two holy mosques and its domain.

“The Commission would continue to commend and trust the Kingdom for its courage in taking difficult decisions in the interest of Muslims all over the world, even where the unfavourable effect of such decisions was borne by the Kingdom itself,” she said.

Usara assured Nigerian Muslims that as soon as the new guidelines is made known by the authorities of Saudi Arabia for the 2021 Hajj and Umrah, it would take appropriate actions in the interest of intending pilgrims.

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