3 July 2012

Nigeria: Minister Inuagurates Committee On 2012 Hajj Operation

The Minister of State for FCT, Ms Olajumoke Akinjide, on Tuesday inaugurateda ministerial monitoring committee to ensure a hitch-free Hajj operation in 2012.

This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by Oluyinka Akintunde, the Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to the minister.

The statement said the minister mandated members of the committee to monitor and ensure success of the operation.

"You are expected to do a clinical assessment of last year's Hajj with a view to correcting any lapses.

"The overall task is to make this year's operation the best ever; it is expected that you will put in your possible best in this noble assignment."

The statement said the chairman of the committee, Alhaji Alhassan Gwagwa, commended the minister for adopting various measures, including the constitution of the committee to ensure smooth Hajj operation.

"Gwagwa, who isthe Secretary of the Area Council Secretariat, gave assurance that the committee would work assiduously to accomplish its mandate," it said.

Isiaka Kehinde, the Personal Assistant to the Minister of State on Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, is the Secretary of the committee.

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