Immigration CG visits NAHCON Chairman, assures on smooth facilitation of pilgrims
June 8, 2022 Kamal Ololade Ahmed
The Acting Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Alhaji Idris Isa Jere on Wednesday assured that the Service was poised to collaborate with the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) for the smooth running of the 2022 Hajj exercise.
He gave the assurance on Wednesday during a courtesy visit on Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan, Chairman of NAHCON.
Hajia Fatima Sanda Usara, Assistant Director, Public Affairs, NAHCON, said in a statement that “The visit took place in the Chairman’s NAHCON Hajj House office. At hand to receive the Acting C.G was NAHCON’s Commissioner of Policy, Personnel Management and Finance (PPMF) Alhaji Nura Hassan Yakassai and Commissioner Planning Research, Statistics, Information and Library Services (PRSILS), Sheikh Suleiman Momoh.
“According to the Ag. C.G Jere, the visit was to reassure the NAHCON Chairman of the NIS’ commitment in assisting the Commission in coducting a successful Hajj operation this year in fulfillment of his earlier promise to the Commission’s Chairman.
“Towards this end, the Acting Comptroller General disclosed that the immigrations service has already deployed its officers to all Hajj departure centers with an instruction to coordinate smooth immigration clearance for the pilgrims. He also reassured Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan that instruction has been given to passport offices nationwide to facilitate issuance of passports to intending pilgrims to avoid disenfranchising any qualified person from traveling for the pilgrimage.
“Alhaji Hassan thanked the immigration service helm’s man for the honor and expressed relief and confidence in the Acting C.G’s competence. He commended Alhaji Idris Jere’s effort as head of a sister agency working with NAHCON in ensuring that all qualified pilgrims travel for the Hajj with ease. He assured the Ag. C.G that NAHCON will do everything necessary to solidify the cordial relationship between the two agencies.”