Coalition of Muslim NGO lauds NAHCON over relocation


A coalition of Islamic Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in the
country has congratulated the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria
(NAHCON) for relocating to its newly acquired Permanent office known
as Hajj House (Former Metro Plaza).
This was contained in a statement jointly signed by the National
President of Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria MMPN, Abdur-Rahman
Balogun, Chairman of Muslim Media Watch, Abdullahi Ibrahim, the
National Coordinator of Independent Hajj Reporters, Ibrahim Muhammed
and the Chairman of Media Awareness Initiative for Hajj MAIHAJ,
Abdullahi Adamu.
The coalition in a statement said, they are proud of the great feat
attained by the apex hajj regulating body.
This acquirement has shown that Islamic related organisations can be
self-reliance if the right leaders are appointed to head such
The main building of the property serves as NAHCON’s Corporate
Headquarters that consists of conference halls, board rooms and
training centre and two annexes which NAHCON said will be rented out
for revenue generation towards achieving financial autonomy.
The statement reads “We the above undersigned registered NGO
congratulated the entire Muslim Ummah, Hajj Stakeholders and the
National Hajj  Commission of Nigeria for relocating to Hajj House
(formerly known as Metro Plaza) which now served as the permanent Head
Office for Hajj and Umrah related affairs in Nigeria.
“Purchasing of N2.4 billion Metro Plaza by a non-revenue generating
agency shows a high level of financial discipline and vision on the
part of the leadership of the Commission”.
“Relocate to the new gigantic office will create a conducive
atmosphere for the staff of the Commission thereby raising their
output for the benefit of our dear pilgrims, reduce the money spent by
the commission in renting event halls to host meetings, seminars and
conferences and also serve as sources of revenue generation for the
“The Federal Executive Council, FEC, had in June 2017 approved the
purchase of the Metro Plaza building to serve as the permanent
Headquarters of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON”.
It will be recalled that the commission has been operating in a
temporary office since its establishment in 2006. All the bodies
responsible for Hajj operations includes the NAHCON have been
occupying temporary offices for several years
“The statement also lauded President Muhammadu Buhari leadership style
that infused financial discipline, self-reliance drive and efficient
service delivery witnessed in the Hajj administration in the last five

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