Nigeria’s NAHCON Embraces IT Into Hajj

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) will be more updated taking the help of technology this year and for the 2017 hajj exercise it will deploy gadgets and adopt online registration.

NAHCON has partnered with the Pakistani’s Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) and states IT personnel to implement the role of information technology in hajj management.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Commission, Barr. Abdullahi Mukthar Muhammad, said information technology has become a reality in this modern era and Nigeria should not be isolated in implementing it into hajj management.

A robust hajj platform means useful to other neighboring countries too apart from benefiting Nigeria alone and this is the reason a robust IT platform deployment is required, added Abdullahi.

Appreciating the Punjab Team, the Pakistani Hajj Mission as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abdullahi said the concept started during last year’s hajj at an informal meeting with him and Pakistani counterpart.

The Chairman continued, “We are very pleased that you are using your talent to support your brotherly country, and divine cause.”

He also praised authorities of Saudi Arabia for deploying IT and e-track system at their end too which has contributed to the success of Hajj organization across the world.

The PITE team leader, Sister Saima R. Shaikh, expressed her excitement to assist the Commission, but she also cautioned about the new challenges that could be faced in the areas.

She added to continue working with NAHCON closely to achieve the ambition with its more than twenty modules like online registration, selection of Hujjaj through transparent e-balloting, and more.

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