The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has inaugurated a committee to review the extant guidelines on Accommodation and Catering services to engender better service delivery during the 2024 Hajj.
Speaking at the event, the acting Chairman/CEO Malam Jalal Ahmad Arabi, stated that the review of the existing guidelines would contribute to better performance of service providers which in turn would benefit the Nigerian Pilgrims.
According to him, the constitution of the committee was not an innovation but just another way to tinker with the existing mechanism to deliver better results.
“What we are doing now is not to introduce rocket science but just to improve on the way we are doing things. Like it happens in some other parts of the world, we need to be dynamic. As it is the global practice, we have to improve in our ways, to conform with the international best practices,” He said.
The chairman further urged the Committee to approach the assignment with an open mind and a keen sense of responsibility as their report would have great promise in influencing how the Commission would implement this year’s
Accommodation and catering services in Saudi Arabia.
“As experienced staff, I do not doubt that you will carry out the assignment with utmost good faith. You also have the leeway to expand beyond the scope of reference, so that whatever recommendation/suggestion you proffer will enrich our knowledge as well as the betterment of the Commission.”
Responding on behalf of the committee members, Dr Aliyu Tanko, thanked the Chairman for the opportunity accorded them to serve. He stated that though the task seems daunting but expressed the hope and confidence in the members to carry out the assignment in the best possible ways, stressing the interrelationship between the assignment and the outcome of the 2024 Hajj.
“It is a daunting task, no doubt because whatever we do will impact the result of the 2024 Hajj either positively or negatively. But our prayer is that our report will bear positive fruits.”