The National Hajj Commission in Nigeria, NAHCON has reiterated its commitment in the fight against corruption and other illegal practices in the commission.
The NAHCON Chairman, Abdullahi Mukhtar, who was represented by the Commissioner of Tour and License Operators, Mal. Abdullahi Moddibo Saleh, made this known during an interactive session with Journalists in Abuja, Nigeria's capital on the Commission's achievements in the past three years.
The Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Mukhtar, urged the general public to be aware of illegal License operators who are bent on trashing the good image of the Commission.
Mr. Mukhtar, also said that the Commission had recorded huge success in dealing with illegal operators and other illegal practices in the commission.
NAHCON has almost eliminated all forms of illegal tour operators, because as it is you cannot get visa if you don't come through NAHCON or through the tour operators, unlike in those days when it was notoriously rampant you can just fill your form go to the embassy and get visa, gradually it has moved to a stage whereby for you to get a visa, than you have to go through NAHCON, the Chairman said.
On the issue of insurance of License, the Chairman of the Commission explained: Those that are collecting and approaching the tour operators are licensed they themselves are not licensed because the process of getting license is difficult to them to follow, because you need to have standard office, you need to have trained staff, you need to have recognition from the Cooperate Affairs Commission, you need to have contract with Saudi Arabia and then come to NAHCON and get license, Mr. Mukhtar, added.
The head of Public Affairs of the Commission, Hajia Fatima Sanda Usara commended President Muhammadu Buhari's administration in the fight against corruption and other social vices in the country.
What would have been the situation if Mr. President did not give him that go ahead, definitely it have been business as usual or he have been prostrated to abandon his pursuit and then to certain extent that corruption should have been there, Mrs Usara said.
The Commission was aimed to ensure that the pilgrims get value for their money paid to the commission.
Source: Voice of Nigeria