By Yunusa Abdullahi
Electronic Track Registration System (e-track registration system ) is to be introduce for Nigerian pilgrims by the Saudi Arabian Authorities for effective and hitch-free Hajj exercise this year.
The Executive Chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) Barrister Abdullahi Muktar Mohammed (MON) who revealed this when he led a delegation of Officials from the Commission on a courtesy visit to Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla at Government House Yola.
The Executive Chairman said he was in Adamawa State in continuation of the nation-wide familiarization tour in all the States Pilgrims Welfare boards and to have a first-hand information on the activities as well as to consolidate the preparedness of 2016 Hajj exercise. He commended Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla for the support and cooperation given to the State Pilgrims Board adding that NAHCON intends to develop some documents that would guide the all pilgrims, and to have a uniform procedure on Hajj exercise for all intending pilgrims across Nigeria.
He explained that NAHCON plans to establish Hajj Management Training Institute and a Multi-Purpose Hall for the pilgrims. However, he appealed to the Adamawa state Government to come to aid the Commission on the encroachment of some individuals at the proposed permanent site of the Commission along Yola International Airport with a view to construct a befitting Hajj camp adding that about Forty per cent of the Land has already been encroached.
Similarly, Barr. Abdullahi Muktar Mohammed revealed that NAHCON plans to build a Three Star Hotel and a multi purpose Hall at the permanent site.
In his response, Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla assured the delegation that the State Government would give NAHCON all the necessary support and cooperation in order to ensure a hitch-free Hajj pilgrimage. He also emphasized the importance of prayers for peaceful coexistence of the people of Adamawa State, pointing out that prayers are in line with the objectives of his administration in order to foster unity and peace among the citizens of the state.
The Governor however called on the people of the state to tolerate one another for the overall development of the state and assured that his government will study the report carefully with a view to implement some of the recommendations.
On the other hand, the Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla had received 2015 report on Christian Pilgrimage to Jerusalem from the State Government delegation led by His Royal Highness Hama Bata Homun Alhamdu Gladson Teneke on the successful completion of their journey to Holy Land .The leader of the delegation had commended Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla for the giant strides and for the love and concern shown to the pilgrims during their departure to the Holy Land in December 2015 as well as the support and assistance given to the pilgrims while in Israel.
While receiving the report,Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla assured the delegation that his administration will continue to support and encourage pilgrims of Adamawa State morally and otherwise.