The Chairman/CEO of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan, has promised to be fair to all in the discharge of his duties as the new head of the commission.
He made the pledge at the weekend in Abuja during a prayer session organized for him by a committee of friends which cuts across many Muslim associations in Abuja.
At the prayer session held at the NASFAT Islamic Centre, Utako, the NAHCON boss pledged that the commission under him will be a reference point for Hajj operations worldwide.
According to him, his position is that of trust adding that he would give his best at all times for all stakeholders and thanked the organizers and others present at the session.
“I represent every Muslim community in Nigeria, not a tribe and I will be fair to all. I’m not just going to put my best but my very best in the discharge of my duties. I also want you all to pray for me at all times to succeed in this new and great assignment. It is a position of trust and I will not disappoint all of you,” Hassan said.
Also speaking, Imam Ahmad Onilewura of the National Mosque, Abuja, prayed to Allah to grant the new NAHCON Chairman a successful tenure.
He equally presented a goodwill message from the Murshid of the National Mosque, Professor Shehu Galandachi.
On his part, the Director, Al-Habibiyah Islamic Centre, Guzape, Abuja, Imam Fuad Adeyemi, asked the new NAHCON helmsman to make prayer his watchword.
Sheik Imam Adeyemi, who was represented by Imam Sulaiman Aliyu Alagbe, said it is Almighty Allah that has chosen and honoured Alhaji Hassan to head NAHCON and urged everyone to continue to pray for him.
Speaking earlier, the chairman, Committee of Friends of the new NAHCON chairman, Alhaji Abdul-Wasiu Showole, said the prayer session was organized to seek spiritual guidance and protection for Hassan as he commences his tenure in the capacity of Executive Chairman of NAHCON.
“Because our Holy Prophet Muhammad has said that prayer is the sword of the believers, we find it exigent to support the new NAHCON chairman with spiritual safeguard to pilot the affairs of this strategic organization in the overall interest of the Muslim Ummah and, indeed, Nigeria.
“We have taken this prayer very serious because we consider Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan’s success at NAHCON as our collective success.
“The achievement of success for the current administration at NAHCON is not only strategic but also critical to the continued survival of Hajj operations in Nigeria. It is also important to take NAHCON to the next level,” he said.