The Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum and his Yobe counterpart, Mai Mala Buni, have declared support for the takeoff and success of the Hajj Savings Scheme in their respective states.
The governors gave their assurances while officially unveiling the scheme on Thursday.
In Maiduguri, Borno state capital, Zulum said his administration would always support programs that have positive economic impact to the public such as Hajj Savings Scheme.
He urged the Muslim community to take advantage of the scheme to visit hajj as one of the pillars of Islam.
Represented by commissioner of religious affairs, Abacha Umar, the governor said the scheme would transform hajj operations to international best practice.
In Damaturu, Yobe state capital, Mala Buni said his administration would provide all support needed to ensure the success of the new scheme in the state.
He praised the efforts of Jaiz Bank towards opening the Damaturu branch of the bank to facilitate the scheme.
Buni also praised the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) and Yobe State Hajj Commission for their tireless effort in making sure that the pilgrims’ welfare keeps improving year after year.
The Managing Director, Jaiz Bank Plc, Hassan Usman said the scheme would ensure liquid fund NAHCON and states pilgrims to effectively plan hajj operations early, which would help them secure better bargains for accommodation and other services for their pilgrims.
Usman represented by North East Regional Manager, Baba Njidda and Head of Corporate Communications of the bank, Halima Ishaq in Yobe and Borno respectively, said the bank is committed is ready to support the scheme with “best-in-class technology infrastructure as well as safe investment management practice.”