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Gombe Governor Lauds NAHCON for initiating Hajj Savings Scheme

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Gombe Governor Lauds NAHCON for initiating Hajj Savings Scheme

Gombe State Government has welcomed the Hajj Savings Scheme initiative of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), saying it will key into programme to ensure successful, Beneficial Hajj operations.

According to the State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, the scheme which was introduced by NAHCON in collaboration with Jaiz Bank, the administration will continue partners with them in order to enable low income earners in the state to reap the benefits of the Scheme.

The Governor gave the assurance at the launching of the Scheme in Gombe. Governor Yahaya who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi, described the initiative as an excellent move which will go a long way in actualizing the dreams of individual Muslims who hope to undertake the religious journey.

Governor Yahaya said the State Government under his leadership will trigger a policing mechanism to judiciously guard and protect the wealth of the people under the Scheme.

However, he advised both organisations to intensify sensitization campaign to towns and villages so that Muslims across the State can benefit from the scheme.

The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NAHCON, Alhaji Zikirullah Kunle Hassan, who was also represented by a National Commissioner in the Commission, Prince Momoh, said subscribers in the Hajj Saving Scheme can get reward of their intentions before actualizing the journey.

He explained that every Muslim can participate and will have the opportunity to perform the holy pilgrimage without having to sell off his or her assets. 

While the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Jaiz Bank, Hassan Usman said the National Hajj Savings Scheme is a significant milestone for all Hajj stakeholders in Nigeria.

Speaking earlier, the Executive Secretary of Gombe State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alhaji Sa’adu Hassan said the board will galvanize support for the successful implementation and patronage of the scheme in the state.

He said following the suspension of Hajj operations due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the board is mindful of Pilgrims whose monies are still with it and will give priority to them when restrictions on pilgrimage are finally lifted.

Gombe Governor Lauds NAHCON for initiating Hajj Savings Scheme

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