Yahaya Bello emerges Hajj Governor Of The Year 




Barely two weeks after the Kogi Hajj Commission was commended by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, the Independent Hajj Reporters, a civil society organization that monitors and reports hajj/umrah activities in Nigeria, will on April 18, in Abuja, honour Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state as the 2018 Hajj Governor of the year.


A statement jointly signed by its national coordinator, Ibrahim Muhammed and the Planning Committee Organizing Secretary,  Mallam Garba Muhammad said the event is meant to show appreciation to those who contributed to the tremendous achievements recorded in hajj exercise in the past few years.

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The organisation also said that it has earlier constituted a screening committee to collate performance of state Muslim pilgrims welfare boards with emphasis on the responses of state governors to hajj and hajj-related memos to requests made by their respective states Muslim pilgrims welfare boards before, during and after 2018 hajj exercise.


It said the outcome of the screening committee shows that Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello has accorded top priority to hajj issues as he always attends to hajj matter speedily.


According to the statement, the Nigerian Hajj and Umrah Excellence Awards was launched in 2017, with the maiden edition also recording a public presentation of hajj reporter’s website, a groundbreaker in delivering hajj-related contents.

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Recalled that the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, had last week singled out the Kogi State Hajj Commission, for its strict adherence to procedures prompt attention to welfare of pilgrims from the state.


The commendation,  the chairman of the Kogi Hajj Commission, Sheikh Luqman Imam attributed to the conscious efforts of Governor Yahaya Bello in providing necessary logistics for the smooth operations of the commission and ensure enhanced welfare of pilgrims in the state.

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