he National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has appealed to the Islamic clerics (Ulama) to be in the forefront on sensitizing Muslims to adhere strictly to the Federal Government (FG) protocols on the pandemic.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the commission, Alhaji Zikrullah Hassan, during a meeting with Ulama, held at Hajj House, in Abuja, commended the Ulama team for the vital roles they have been playing in keeping Muslims informed about the Covid-19 pandemic.
He, however, stated that the meeting was to interact with clerics on the activities of the fourth board; and to seek their advice on Hajj matters.
“the meeting was essentially to interact with them on the activities of the fourth board; to seek their advice as veterans on Hajj matters, to request continuous prayers and to solicit their support for sensitization and mobilization of potential subscribers for the Hajj Savings Scheme”, he said.
Hassan emphasised the need for clerics to sustain enlightenment on risk factors associated with COVID-19 pandemic with a view to curtail the spread of the virus.
“This work will become increasingly important as we confront disinformation and unsubstantiated rumour about the efficiency and safety of the COVID-19 vaccines.
“It is imperative for our brothers and sisters to adhere strictly to the Federal Government protocols to curve the spread of the pandemic,” Hassan said.
Hassan informed the gathering that though 2021 Hajj remains still a hope, the Commission has been in constant touch with the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid-19 to ensure early and adequate Hajj travel arrangements based on the new normal of the pandemic.