Chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan on Tuesday inaugurated the National Media Committee for the 2022 Hajj with a charge to project the image of Nigeria accurately in Saudi Arabia.
He told the journalists made up of journalists from the print, broadcast and online media organisations across states of the country and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) that “you were chosen as professional media men and women and as Muslims and as Muslims, we expect nothing other than the best from you.
“We appeal to you to adhere to the rules and regulations of the host country, Saudi Arabia, to be at par with its standard.”
The NAHCON Chairman assured that the management team of the agency would continue to provide the best services to pilgrims before, during and after the Hajj.
He said “To provide efficient service, the entire management and those on directorate cadre in the commission will not perform Hajj this year.
“We will be in Makkah but not engage in the rituals of Hajj in order to serve Nigerian pilgrims.
“We want to be able to provide full service without hindrance or going against the Islamic tenet of Hajj operations.
“We will be on ground to meet the needs of pilgrims at all times. We hope to fully satisfy our pilgrims and leave a legacy as upheld by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.”
The Head of Planning, Research, Information and Library Services, Sheikh Suleiman Momoh, stressed the need for objectivity and cross checking of facts from officials of the commission.
He called for synergy among officials of the commission and the media team for harmonious coverage of the Hajj operation.
“I advise that as Nigerians and Muslim professionals, be fast in writing what’s good to give a good impression of the commission and the country as you engage in this holy pilgrimage.”
Hajiya Fatima Mustapha, the Chairman of the National Media Team and Head of Media of NAHCON, pledged effective coverage of the 2022 Hajj by the team.
“This responsibility will not be taken lightly. The entire team would work seamlessly for the overall success of informing Nigerians and the world about activities of pilgrims during the period,” she assured.
Source: The Shield Online Ng
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