Daily Metro News NG
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), midwifed Hajj Institute of Nigeria (HIN), will formally commence its academic activities for 2023/24 academic session on Tuesday 7th February,2023 at the Hajj House Conference Room with the first set of students/ enrollees.
The epoch-making occasion which will be declared opened by the Honourable Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, will administer the Matriculation Oath, while the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Musa Bello and the Secretary to The Government of The Federation, Boss Mustapha are Special Guests of Honour.
According to a press release signed by Mousa Ubandawaki, Assistant Director, (Information and Publications), NAHCON in Abuja today, the Institute will commence with a 4-week Certificate program for the members of the Board of the Commission on “Strategic Management of Hajj and Umrah Operations”.
The Chairman/CEO of NAHCON, Alh Zikrullah Kunle Hassan, expressed delight at the final take off of the institution, he said; “We hasten to congratulate all our stakeholders for the feat were able to achieve. We cannot lay claim to have solely achieved this. As such, we recognised the contributions of the past Board members. I therefore want to implore all the stakeholders to work together as build-up partners to uplift this institution to the highest pedestal, the commission would leave no stone unturned in ensuring that the esteemed future Hajj managers are uncompromisingly preserved.”
The HIN is one of the headlight agenda of the current board with the vision to build professional Hajj Managers to administer Hajj in the future. The idea to establish the Hajj Institute was contained in NAHCON Establishment Act 2006 and was on the front burner of successive board of the Commission but it witnessed a more rapid pursuit in 2020 when the Commission sought and obtained the Provisional Approval of the National Board for Technical Education, (NBTE) to establish and run the institution.