Kano state government will partner with National Independent Hajj Reporters (NIHR) in the area of sensitization of intending pilgrims in the state on COVID-19.
The state Commissioner of Information, Malam Muhammad Garba stated this while receiving the National Coordinator, Independent Hajj Reporters today in his office today.
He said the sensitization become necessary because the patterns of performing Hajj in previous years would be entirely different from that of the year 2021 due to the pandemic the world over.
Malam Garba added that media organizations have vital role to play in enlightening pilgrims on how to perform next year’s Hajj with strict adherence to COVID-19 preventive measures.
The commissioner assured of government support and emphasized the need for them to collaborate with Kano state Pilgrims Welfare Board torwards achieving the desired goal.
Earlier, National Coordinator, Independent Hajj Reporters, Ibrahim Muhammad said they were in Kano to seek partnership with the state government on training and capacity building for staff of the state Pilgrims Welfare Board on COVID-19 Protocols for the purpose of performing a successful hajj.
He said the patterns of performing Hajj in Saudia Arabia will totally be different because of the current global pandemic that affect all aspects of life.
Ibrahim Muhammad requested the state government to involve their members in Hajj operations for the successful conduct of the exercise.