By Ahmad Tijjani Abdul Kano
Association for Hajj and Umrah Operators of Nigeria (AHUON), on Thursday in Kano tasked the new Chairman, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, Alhaji Jalal Ahmad Arabi on professionalism.
A press statement by the national President of the Association, Alhaji Yahaya Sulaiman Nasidi that was made available to Reporters in Kano applauded the appointment as the best thing to happen to the industry.
Yahaya Sulaiman Nasidi in the signed statement described Jalal Ahmad Arabi’s appointment as a significant milestone in the regulation and administration of Hajj and Umrah operations in Nigeria.
The National President of the Tour operators said against the backdrop of cognate experience in the civil service “We believe that his leadership will further strengthen the Commission’s commitment to ensuring the smooth and successful pilgrimage of Nigerian Muslims to the holy land.”
He said that “AHUON is confident that under Mr. Arabi’s guidance, NAHCON will continue to uphold the highest standards of professionalism, Accountability, and openness, build on the successes achieved by the previous Management team.”
“We look forward to working closely with the new Chairman in promoting the welfare and interests of our members, as well as the Nigerian pilgrims who embark on the sacred journey of Hajj and Umrah”, Nasidi said.
The Tour Operators stated that “NAHCON achieved lot of milestones and advancements like proactive engagement with critical stakeholders like AHUON in decision making processes for successful facilitation of smooth Hajj and Umrah operations, an action which we look forward to the new management to build upon.
It stressed that “As an association representing the interests of Hajj and Umrah Tours operators in Nigeria, AHUON remains steadfast in its Commitment to supporting the regulatory efforts of NAHCON.”
He further assured the readiness of tour operators to collaborate with the commission to enhance the overall experience of Nigerian pilgrims, including the provision of high-quality services, improved facilities, and streamlined processes.
Alhaji Nasidi said that “AHUON extends its full support to the new Chairman, Mr. Arabi, and stands ready to work together towards the shared goal of facilitating a successful and spiritually rewarding pilgrimage for all Nigerian Muslims.”