The National Assembly has set up an adhoc committee to resolve issues arising from the 2017 hajj fares announced by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NACON).
The Chairman, House Committee on Nigeria and Saudi Inter-Parliamentary Friendship, Dr. Abdullahi Salame, stated this at a National Hajj and Umrah Stakeholders’ Conference on Saturday in Abuja.
Salame said the committee had been mandated to investigate the true picture of this year’s hajj fares and suggest ways to bring down the fares if possible.
The lawmaker assured that NASS would continue to give necessary support to ensure that religious activities within and outside the country are conducted with little hitches.
Salame, however, urged NAHCON to always involve stakeholders on hajj when taking decisions to avoid unnecessary controversy in future.
The Guest Speaker at the workshop, Dr. Usman Bugaje, urged the commission to intensify efforts aimed at overcoming problems hindering smooth hajj operation in the country.
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