NAHCON Begins Movement of 95,000 Nigerian Pilgrims to Muna

NAHCON Begins Movement of 95,000 Nigerian Pilgrims to Muna

NAHCON Begins Movement of 95,000 Nigerian Pilgrims to Muna By Alabidun Shuaib AbdulRahman The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, has expressed readiness for the transportation of Nigerian pilgrims for this year’s Hajj to Muna, situated approximately nine kilometers on the outskirts of Makkah, from midnight today. The Coordinator of NAHCON’s Committee for the movement

NAHCON Begins Movement of 95,000 Nigerian Pilgrims to Muna

By Alabidun Shuaib AbdulRahman

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, has expressed readiness for the transportation of Nigerian pilgrims for this year’s Hajj to Muna, situated approximately nine kilometers on the outskirts of Makkah, from midnight today.

The Coordinator of NAHCON’s Committee for the movement (Taraddudiyyah), Dr. Aliyu Abubakar Tanko, expressed confidence that the transportation process would proceed smoothly with the delight and satisfaction of all and sundry.

He highlighted that for several years now, it has been customary to initiate the movement in the early hours of the eighth day of Dhul-Hijjah, commonly referred to as YAUMU TARWEEYYAH.

The new development, he said, is a departure from the previous practice of commencing the movement after sunrise on the same day.

During an interview following the pre-Arafah conference in Makkah Friday night, Dr. Aliyu Tanko explained that the decision to start the movement after midnight was intended to facilitate the transportation of pilgrims and avoid traffic congestion, which was a recurring issue in the previous system.

He further emphasised that all stakeholders involved in the movement to Muna, Arafah, Musdalifah (Mashã’ir), back to Muna, and ultimately Makkah, have committed to ensuring a smooth operation.

This includes providing comfortable accommodations, maintaining high-quality services, organising timely feeding arrangements, and supplying all necessary logistical support to the pilgrims during their five-day stay at the Mashã’ir.

Dr. Aliyu Tanko highlighted the comprehensive plan devised by the Saudi authorities to minimise casualties, or ideally achieve a zero casualty rate, during the unavoidable process of moving to and symbolically stoning the devil at the Jamrah.

In light of these developments, Dr. Aliyu Tanko earnestly urged the pilgrims to strictly adhere to the guidelines outlined in the Saudi Jamarãt master plan, underscoring the significance of religious compliance throughout the pilgrimage.

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