• Sun. Apr 21st, 2024

Shari’ah Council Expresses Concerns Over Nigeria’s 2024 Hajj Participation

By Adamu Yusuf

Supreme Council For Shari’ah In Nigeria has expressed concern over what appears to be a threat to Nigeria’s participation in this year’s Hajj in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

In a statement by its Secretary General, Alhaji Nafi’u Baba Ahmad, the Council said it was disturbing that Nigeria’s contingent participation in the annual religious event in holy land is hanging in the balance.

Though the council commended the efforts being made by authorities concerned in addressing the challenges dragging Nigeria behind in preparation for the annual event.

It advised that more needs to be swiftly and decisively done to remove the cog in the wheels of a seamless exercise that would ensure Nigeria’s full participation in the annual religious rites.

The Supreme Council for Shari’ah In Nigeria called on elected politicians and all stakeholders to ensure that intending pilgrims that have fully paid for the initially announced fares, were not left out of this year’s Hajj exercise.