National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has promise to utilise the yearly devopment levy paid by pilgrims to upgrade Hajj Transit Camp Mando, Kaduna with modern facilities, including building a hotel and conference hall.
This was contained in a statement signed by Kaduna State Pilgrims Welfare Board Public Relations Officer, Yunusa Abdullahi made available to journalists.
“Plans have been concluded to commence the building of the hotel and conference hall at hajj transit site”
The statement quoted NAHCON Chairman Barr. Abdullahi Muktar Muhammad as saying that “the development levy paid by pilgrims will be used to build the Hotel.
The chairman made it known during an interactive session with officials of Kaduna State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board at their office in Makkah.
He said “pilgrims will be accommodated in the Hotel free during airlift camping periods as they arrive the transit venue and will be used for commercial after hajj to generate revenue for the board.’
Barrister Muktar revealed that over N2 billion has been realised from the delopment levy and has been deposited with CBN.
In his remarks, the Overseer of Kaduna Pilgrims Welfare Board, Imam Hussaini Sulaiman Tsoho Ikara thanked the NAHCON leadership and expressed satisfaction on their role nlin making this years hajj operation a success.
He also assured NAHCON leadership of the board’s continued support and commitment towards making future hajj operations successful.