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2024 hajj: Medical team, others depart for S/Arabia today

A group of 43 advance team of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) will depart Abuja today for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to mark the start of the 2024 haji exercise.

The team made up of 35 NAHCON officials and eight medical personnel will be in Saudi Arabia for the final preparation to receive the first set of Nigerian pilgrims from Kebbi State who would arrive the Kingdom on Wednesday, May 15 for the 2024 holy pilgrimage.

Addressing the team, the chairman/chief executive officer of the NAHCON, Malam Jalal Ahmad Arabi, congratulated the team on being chosen, and urged them to live up to expectation by discharging their duties in accordance with their mandate.

He stressed that their performance could make or mar the exercise.

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“You are the first port of call or contact with the pilgrims. Their impression and perception of your action or activities will go a long way towards assessing the commission.

“If you get it right, we get it right; and on the contrary, if you get it wrong, the rest will just be about crisis management. Therefore, you must be up and doing to earn our reward here and that of Allah in the hereafter for treating his guests well,” he said.


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