By Ahmed Ubandoma
Abuja – The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has pledged to ensure hitch-free hajj in 2020, with pilgrims’ accommodations not situated more than two kilometres away from the Holy Mosque in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
The commission, however, said that shuttle buses must be provided to transport pilgrims, if their accommodation are situated more than two kilometres.
Fatima Usara, Head of Public Affairs of NAHCON, said this on Monday in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
Usara said the move was aimed at reducing the stress pilgrims at the holy mosque usually go through.
”It has been the tradition that houses reserved for pilgrims should not be more than two kilometres away from the holy Mosque in Makkah.
”We only supervise to ensure that pilgrims are not shortchanged,” she said.