Nigeria hosts world Islamic scholar Sheikh Mufti Menk

Nigeria hosts world Islamic scholar Sheikh Mufti Menk

- Sheikh Ismail Musa alias Mufti Menk, a world acclaimed leader visits Nigeria on a propagation tour

- Sheikh Menk congratulates the National Hajj Commission (NAHCON) for meeting global standard in its hajj activities

- Acting chairman of the commission, Barrister Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammad, says he understands the spiritual benefits of serving humanity

A world acclaimed Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ismail Musa alias Mufti Menk, has commended the National Hajj Commission (NAHCON) for finally meeting global standard.

Sheikh Menk said this when he was hosted by the chairman, board members and staff of NAHCON as part of his propagation visit to Nigeria.

Menk congratulated the acting chairman of the commission, Barrister Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammad, for having the courage to transform the government agency and successfully carrying out its hajj activities.

According to him, the board has changed the narrative in the way Nigerians are treated during hajj activities compared to how the exercise was conducted in the past.

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A statement from NAHCON quoted Sheikh Menk as appealing to the management of NAHCOn not to fall below its current standard in the discharge of its responsibilities.

While praying for the staff of the commission, he congratulated them for having the grace of God to serve humanity in the interest of the religion.

He appealed to them to continue in the regard so as to enjoy the reward from God.

Barrister Muhammad, who welcomed Sheikh Menk, also thanked the latter for deciding to visit the commission despite his tight schedule.

He said he was aware of the spiritual reward for service and that this is the reason the management and staff have continued to meet their targets concerning hajj activities.

He further explained that the establishment of the hajj saving scheme is aimed at encouraging lower income earners to have the opportunity to plan ahead of their participation in the exercise with ease.

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Legit.ng earlier reported how NAHCON recently said it had transported 28,612 pilgrims back home in 59 flights.

According to its command and control centre in Makkah monitored in Abuja on Wednesday, September 4, the latest returnees were 531 pilgrims from Kaduna state with two officials of NAHCON aboard Max Air flight NGL 2076.

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