Nigeria Records Two Death As NAHCON Holds Special Prayers

National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON Ulama team on Monday organized a national prayers on the plains of Arafat.

The event was to seek Allah`s intervention for meaningful socio-economic, political development of Nigeria.

Speaking at the event, NAHCON  Chairman, Barrister Abdullah Mukhtar Muhammad said, so far, only two pilgrims have died, but no accidents or any serious incident recorded.

Barrister Muhammad commended the various services providers, in the areas of feeding, tents arrangements and other sundry activities as according to him they have been satisfactorily carried out except for some few minor problems which were promptly addressed.

He further expressed appreciation to the various Saudi Ministries, parastatals, agencies, security outfits and the Nigerian officials who have been up and doing to ensure a hitch free Hajj exercise.

In a remark, Ambassador Muhammad Dodo stated that the call for prayers for a successful 2019 general election was paramount at this time, praying Allah for socio economic development in all spheres of life.

The prayers were offered in English and in several Nigerian languages.

The Hausa version of the prayers were offered by Al-Shaykh Muhammad Nasir Kano, Igbo by Muhammad Obiaho Ajah, Ogoni language by Imam Ibrahim S. Yaalo and the Yoruba version by Shaykh M.T.Sulayman, Fulfulde Muhammad Saleh, while the Kanuri version Shaykh Dr. Muhammad Murtala.