NAHCON meets Islamic scholars on COVID-19, others

THE National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has held an interactive meeting with members of the ulama in the country on the importance of confronting disinformation and unsubstantiated rumour about the efficacy and safety of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Speaking at the session held on Monday in Abuja, the NAHCON chairman, Alhaji Zikrullah Hassan, said that the meeting was essentially to interact with the Islamic scholars on the activities of the fourth board; to seek their advice as veterans on hajj matters; to request continuous prayers and to solicit their support for sensitisation and mobilisation of potential subscribers for the Hajj Savings Scheme.

Hassan informed the gathering that although 2021 Hajj remained a hope, the commission had been in constant touch with the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 to ensure early and adequate hajj travel arrangements based on the new normal of the pandemic.

He commended the Islamic scholars for the roles they had been playing in keeping Muslims informed about the COVID-19, appealing to them to continue to be in the forefront of advising the faithful to adhere to the Federal Government’s protocols on the pandemic.

Speakers at the parley reaffirmed the importance of enlightenment on COVID-19 and other hajj-related matters.

According to one of the participants, hajj has gone beyond the spiritual realm to also include diplomacy, security, medical, national assignments, among others.

Therefore, the participant said the members of the ulama need to be informed on COVID-19 protocols in order to be able to break down such information during their sermons in the mosques to the level of the layman’s cognition.

Towards this end, another participant advised members of the ulama to combine relevant medical knowledge with Islamic activism in the interest of the ummah.

Speakers at the forum commended NAHCON for its recent achievements and assured the commission of their support.

Over 50 members of the ulama that cut across states, geopolitical regions and different Islamic organisations attended the meeting.

The NAHCON chairman was supported at the parley by the Commissioner, Planning, Research Statistics, Information and Library Services, Sheikh Suleiman Momoh; Commissioner, Policy Personnel Management and Finance, Alhaji Nura Hassan Yakassai; and Commissioner, Operations, Alhaji AbdullahiMagaji Hardawa

Other management staff members were also in attendance.

YOU SHOULD NOT MISS THESE HEADLINES FROMNIGERIAN TRIBUNE

#EndSARS: As British Parliament Hears Petition, UK Govt Says It Won’t Speculate On Sanctions

The British Parliament at the Westminster Hall held a debate on ‘e-petition 554150, relating to Nigeria and the sanctions regime’ on Monday. The government of the United Kingdom has however responded…NAHCON meet Islamic scholars  NAHCON meet Islamic scholars

2023 Presidency: APC Govs’ Meeting With Jonathan Sparks Controversy

The surprise visit made on Friday night by the leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to former President Goodluck Jonathan at his residence in Abuja triggered a stir in the major political camps, resulting in at least four possible theories…NAHCON meet Islamic scholars  NAHCON meet Islamic scholars

You might also like
Comments

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. AcceptRead More