The new Chairman /CEO of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Alhaji Jala Ahmad Arabi has assumed office with a pledge to ensure excellent service delivery to the pilgrims.
He stated this in his address while being welcomed to the Hajj House, stressing that the appointment was not only a privilege but a call to services.
Mr Arabi said his objectives was to achieve his goal through the pursuit of the mantra of Trust, Sacrifice and Allah knows best (TSA) with the sole objective of improving the service rendered to the pilgrims.
“My appointment was a privilege. I am lucky to be called upon to serve the Guests of Allah, knowing fully well that the reward for serving the guest of Allah will be both Here and Hereafter.
“I know like all establishments, we have our mission, vision and it is being pursued vigorously before now but certainly there is always room for improvement in whatever endeavour. Of course, without, prejudice to what we intend to achieve through our vision and mission, I have come with three nouns that will be so cardinal and of course will be laying on the tripod. I call them ‘TSA’ and my definition is entirely different from the TSA you know.
Let me start with my T – trust. I know most of us, if not all, know the burden of trust and responsibility on any Muslim that is so charged to carry that trust.
My ‘S’ is sacrifice. Whoever is entrusted with trust knows that he or she makes sacrifice and my A is Allah. Allah knows all.”
Earlier, Alhaji Nura Hassan Yakasai, while congratulating Arabi on his appointment as the new chairman of NAHCON, reminded him that the task ahead were enormous and very challenging.
“We congratulate you for your appointment. The outgoing chairman would have wished to be here but due to some reasons beyond his control, he couldn’t make it. But I believe he will be here in the afternoon or when he will be able to meet you,” he said.
The chairman was accompanied by the NAHCON headquarters by the former FCT Minister Aliyu Moddibo, former Executive Chairman/CEO of NAHCON, Barr. Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammed, the ex-Commissioner for Policy, Personnel, Management and Finance, Alhaji Yusuf Adebayo Ibrahim, among other well wishers.
Mr Arabi was appointed by President Bola Tinubu after the sack of Mr Zikirullah on Tuesday.