NAHCON, Ja’iz Sign Agreement on Hajj Savings Scheme

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NAHCON, Ja’iz Sign Agreement on Hajj Savings Scheme

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, today signed agreement necessary for the take off of the Hajj Savings Scheme. The ceremony was attended by representative of Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, representative of the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Malam Musa Bello, Honourable Hassan Nalaraba, Chairman Committee on Pilgrimage, Chairman Ja’iz Bank, Alhaji Umar Mutallab, Managing Director of Ja’iz Bank, Mallam Hassan Usman, NAHCON Board members, Chief Executive Officers of States’ Pilgrims’ Welfare Boards, representatives of Licensed Tour Operators, among others.

The NAHCON Chairman, Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan, who along with NAHCON’s three permanent Commissioners, played hosts to the guests, described the launching as one of the most important achievements of the fourth board since inauguration in February this year. Describing the Hajj Savings Scheme as a contributory payment scheme for prospective Muslims wishing to undertake pilgrimage to Makkah, the Chairman praised the “…spirit and good intention of the formulators of the Act as well as the doggedness of the first and second Boards of the Commission under the leadership of Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello (the current FCT Minister), as well as the third Board of the Commission under the leadership of Barrister Abdullahi Muhammad Mukhtar respectively… .” Hassan declared that the two boards made significant progress towards the implementation of the Hajj Savings Scheme.

In his remarks as one of the special guests at the occasion, Barrister Olusegun Adeyemi Adekunle, representative of the SGF affirmed “…promoting national cohesion and social inclusion is one of the core principles upon which this administration’s Economic Growth Recovery Plan (ERGP) is built. Government encourages programmes that have positive socio-economic impact on Nigerians and the Hajj Savings Scheme is one of such.” He advised NAHCON and Ja’iz Bank to invest in cyber security as they launch the scheme.

Also speaking at the occasion, the FCT minister, represented by Alhaji Bashir Muhammad, conveyed the minister’s apology and delight in launching of the scheme whose foundation they had painstakingly laid.

Silmilarly, Mallam Umar Mutallab expressed hope that the scheme will uplift NAHCON’s self-sustenance and will ensure utilization of Hajj slots allocated to Nigeria by Saudi Arabia. Mallam Mutallab was optimistic of the success of the scheme, which will hopefully be a template for other countries to emulate.

In his submission, the Ja’iz bank Managing Director, Mallam Hassan Usman disclosed that a unit in the bank has been dedicated to the scheme, with staff and befitting platform designated for success of the program.

There were other goodwill messages followed by a vote of thanks by NAHCON’s Commissioner Policy, Personnel Management and Finance, Alhaji Hassan Yakassai.

Mallam Mutallab on behalf of Ja’iz Bank and Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan for NAHCON signed the agreement.
With the launching of the scheme, intending pilgrims may register by logging on to https://hajjsavings.jaizbankplc.com:8088.
Likewise, interested applicants can visit state pilgrims’ welfare boards or any Ja’iz bank branch to enrol.

Meanwhile, the NAHCON Chairman revealed that registration for Hajj 2021 has commenced under state pilgrims’ boards.

Fatima Sanda Usara,
Head, Public Affairs,
NAHCON

ICICE AL-NOOR MASJID BULLETIN FOR FRIDAY 12/6/2020

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ICICE AL-NOOR PRESS RELEASES

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PRESS RELEASE STATEMENT – IN THE NAME OF ALLAH THE MOST BENEFICENT AND THE MOST MERCIFUL

ICICE AL NOOR MASJID IS RESUMING PRAYER SERVICES & WILL BE CONDUCTING JUMAA PRAYER ON FRIDAY 5TH JUNE
TIME: 1:00pm – 1.45pm

The ICICE AL Noor Masjid will resume prayer services from Friday, 5th June 2020. Guidelines as released by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 with regards to the re-opening of places of worship in the FCT under the second phase of the ease of lockdown for the next four weeks have been adopted by Al Noor Masjid

We have also adopted that of the FCT Administration and the religious leaders on the re-opening of places of worship in the federal capital Territory.

• The supply of running water and soap/alcohol sanitisers at entry and exit points and in all high-contact locations;

• Worshippers must sanitise their hands on or before entry;

• Temperature checks will be carried out before entry;

• The use of face masks is mandatory;

• We strongly discourage all close contact including shaking hands, hugging, handing out of materials and sharing of worship implements including prayer mats, microphones etc;

• Allow for physical distancing of at least 2 meters between persons;

• Surface marked carpets to guide distancing will be in place. We also encourage people from the same household to stay together;

• Volunteers providing support at places of worship will be limited to exact numbers needed and none should have an underlying medical condition, or be above the age of 55 years;

• The mosque will be open 15 mins before Adhan and close 10 mins after prayers for the five prayers. The waiting period between Adhan and Iqamah will not be more than 10 minutes. Prayers will be short to reduce duration of contact between congregations;

• For Friday prayers, we are to open 20 minutes before prayers and close 20 minutes after prayers. The total time for Friday prayers including sermons will not exceed 1 hour;

• Only the five daily prayers and Friday prayer services will hold at the mosque;

• We have made provisions for separate entry and exit points, and measures are taken to direct the flow of people to avoid crowding and breach of physical distancing rules;

• There will be no social gatherings either before or after worship;

• Vulnerable individuals such as those aged 55 years and above, those with impaired immune systems (e.g. HIV, cancer treatment) and underlying co-morbidities such as diabetes and heart disease are hereby advised to stay at home.

• Worshippers should not attend if experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, cough, shortness of breath or have had close contact with an infected person in the last 14 days;

• All worshippers noted to have a high temperature or are symptomatic on arrival at the place of worship will be excluded from participation;

• We strongly advise that you come to the mosque with your ablution;

• Please bring your prayer mat/ carpet with you to the mosque

It is essential that all worshippers take personal responsibility to ensure we are in strict compliance with the guidelines set by PTF and FCTA. See you tomorrow at 12.40pm In Sha Allah.

DR K K USMAN
DG ICICE
O4/06/2020

ICICE AL-NOOR MASJID BULLETIN FRIDAY 5/6/2020

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ICICE AL-NOOR MASJID BULLETIN FOR FRIDAY 8/5/2020

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