NAHCO Meets NBTE on Establishment of Institute
The Management Committee of the National Hajj Commission (NAHCO) led by its Chairman, Zikirullah Kunle Hassan was at the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Kaduna to consult with the Board on procedures and processes for the establishment of its proposed National Hajj Training Institute.
In his briefing, the NAHCO Chairman said the Commission is establishing the intention of professionalizing the Hajj and Umrah industry for better service delivery to pilgrims.
He said “we must create a room to train and retrain whoever wants to be a Hajj manager, to be able to manage the process well, there are certain prerequisite you must have in order to function effectively”, the Chairman stated, adding that “when the Hajj institute comes on board, it is expected to create more job opportunities for Nigerians”..
The Chairman who was received with his Committee members by the NBTE Executive Secretary and his Management Team further stated that Hajj is a multibillion dollar investment which needs to have as many people professionalized in some aspect of it and which is capable of creating job opportunities for young people who are leaving the university.
Responding, the NBTE Executive Secretary, Dr. Masa’udu Adamu Kazaure advised visitors not to limit their training to National Hajj Institute but rather make it a National Pilgrimage Institution so as to accommodate other religious bodies as well enhance understanding on the Muslim and Christian ways of pilgrimage and crate a curriculum for it.
He highlighted the options available to NAHCO and some of the key requirements for establishing such institution. He added that the Board will go on an advisory visit to look at the preliminaries on ground and also for a guide.