Arabi Discusses 2024 Hajj Plans at JNI Meeting
By Alabidun Shuaib AbdulRahman
The Justice Legbo Kutigi International Conference Hall witnessed a gathering of eminent personalities, including royal fathers and religious leaders, during the 2023 Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) Central Council Meeting on Monday.
NAHCON Acting Chairman, Malam Jalal Ahmad Arabi, took the spotlight as he delivered a special address on the Commission’s plans for the 2024 Hajj.
In his address, Malam Arabi shed light on the new policies introduced by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, particularly emphasizing the visa issuance deadline.
He delved into the global economic predicament and underscored the pivotal role of the Dollar in determining Hajj computation.
Arabi appealed for support in enhancing public enlightenment on the challenges faced by the Commission, expressing optimism that, with the necessary backing, the final Hajj fare would not exceed N4,500,000.
The central focus of the meeting revolved around the pressing issues of security and infrastructural decay in Northern Nigeria.
The CEO called for collaboration among religious, political, and traditional leaders to address these challenges collectively.
Distinguished guests included His Eminence, Sultan Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, and President General, JNI, who chaired the occasion. The event also featured Professor Khalifah Dikwa of the University of Maiduguri as the Guest Speaker, adding intellectual depth to the discussions.
Among the notable participants were the Hon. Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris Malagi, and the Deputy Governor of Niger State, representing the state’s Governor.
Prominent Islamic leaders, including Sheikh Abdullahi Bala Lau, Sheikh Kabiru Gombe, and representatives of Sheikh Sani Yahaya Jingir, Maulana Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi among others contributed to the comprehensive discourse on national and religious matters.