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  • Updated: May 23, 2024

FCT inaugurates committee for 2024 Hajj operations

 FCT inaugurates committee for 2024 Hajj operations

Dr Mariya Mahmoud, the Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, has launched a seven-member committee for the 2024 FCT Hajj operations.

During the inauguration in Abuja on Thursday, Mahmoud announced that her Senior Special Assistant on Administration and Strategy, Dr Abdullahi Kauranmata, would chair the committee.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the committee is expected to, among other things, ensure effective implementation of the FCT Hajj policies, programmes, and welfare throughout the Hajj exercise.

The committee's main tasks include overseeing and coordinating all FCT Hajj activities from Nigeria to Saudi Arabia until the final flight returns to Nigeria. 

It will also offer advice and guidance throughout the Hajj exercise, among other responsibilities.

The committee is expected to submit a report and recommendations that will contribute to the success of the 2024 Hajj exercise.

She thanked the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, for supporting the FCT Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, especially in ensuring adequate accommodation and addressing other welfare concerns.

She also praised the board for their efforts thus far, assuring pilgrims of a seamless exercise ahead.

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