By Stanley Onyekwere
FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has pledged to secure a befitting accommodation close to Haram for the 2020 intending pilgrims from the Territory.
Aliyu gave the assurance when she joined the Director, FCT Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board (FCT-MPWB) and his team on inspection of Hotels within Al-Taiseer by Bin Laden Masjid located about 300 meters to the Holy Masjid Al-Haram in Mecca, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
A statement from the Special Assistant on Media, Austine Elemue to the Minister, said her office was working assiduously to ensure that the 2020 intending pilgrims from FCT enjoy an improved welfare to enable them perform hajj rite at ease.
According to her: “The FCT administration has resolve to ensure that FCT intending Pilgrims for 2020 Hajj are lodged in a befitting accommodation close to Haram.
“While I was performing Umrah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, I took time off to join the Director FCT- MPWB and his team on inspection of Hotels within Al-Taiseer by Bin Laden Masjid located about 300 meaters to the Holy Masjid al Haram.
“Meanwhile the Director and his team have continued negotiating with the Saudi service providers and awaiting the release of benchmark by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) to finalise accommodation arrangements.”