Abdullahi Mukhtar Mohammed
Abdullahi Mukhtar Mohammed
NAHCON boss, Abdullahi Mukhtar Mohammed

ABUJA – President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday received briefings on Hajj 2017 and preparations for 2018 exercise.

The chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, Abdullahi Mukhtar Mohammed briefed the  president in his office.

Although Mr. Mohammed declined to speak with House correspondents after the meeting, sources in the presidency privy to the discussions said the NAHCON boss gave president Buhari “a brief update on Hajj 2017 and what the commission is planning for the 2018 religious exercise”.

The sources also said the president commended NAHCON for the smooth Hajj operations this year and encouraged the commission to go a step further and ensure that next year’s operations are better.