The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), yesterday appeared before the Senate Committee on Federal Character and Inter Governmental Affairs to defend its 2018 Annual budget.
The budget estimate of ₦1.559.818.216 Billion is made up of both Recurrent and Capital expenditure for the year.
The Chief Media Officer to NAHCON, Abdullahi Adamu ina statement said “The Chairman /CEO, Barrister Abdullah Mukhtar Muhammad, while defending the budget said the “expenditure will take care of the salaries of staff as well as renovation and furnishing of the Commission’s newly acquired Corporate headquarters”.
Meanwhile, the Senate Committee on Federal Character and Inter Govermental Affairs has commended the Commission for its foresight and ingenuity in the acquisition of the Metro Plaza edifice.
The commendation was made by a member of the committee, Senator Joshua Ladani, who represents Gombe South at the Upper Chamber, said that the feat is not only good but a testimonial of the commission’s commitment to achieving the the Federal Government objective of self – reliance for the MDA’s.
In his submission, Barr Abdullahi disclosed that the bulk of the fund for the purchase of the property was sourced internally through the internally generated revenue derived from service charge levied by the Commission on service providers rather than the Pilgrims.