The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria NAHCON, is mapping out strategies to establish a hajj training institute in Nigeria.
Hajj is the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, in Saudi Arabia which Muslims embark on every year.
The move for the establishment was revealed in an advisory visit paid by NAHCON to the National Board of Technical Education NBTE, in Kaduna.
NAHCON Chairman, Alhaji Zikrullah Hassan said their visit to NBTE was to seek asssitace to facilitate the establishment of a hajj training institute.
“We intend to establish an institution to formalize the training for those involved in Hajj management as well as potential pilgrims themselves”.
Alhaji Zikrullah explained that, they have submitted the application and will follow the process until they are able to establish the institute.
According to him, Hajj is a multi billion dollars industry as such, it is required to have people who have all round knowledge on what it is all about.
“We also want to use the institute as a form of creating employment for those who want to be in the industry and be sure there is no room for those who have no reason to be there”, he stressed.
The Chairman said the Commission will ensure that anybody who must be a member of the Hajj family must be qualified and certified in terms of running any activity associated with the industry.
He thanked the management of the NBTE for their cooperation and level of confidence instilled in them, saying that in no distant future, they would help them realise their dream.
In his response, the Executive Secretary of NBTE, Dr. Masa’udu Kazaure said the moves by NAHCON would be a giant stride after the project had been completed and set into operations.
He assured them of NBTE’s maximum guidance and cooperation towards achieving their goal and setting a standard which would go a long way in uplifting the institute’s glory for the benefit of all if accomplished.
Source: Voice of Nigeria