Umrah Operations: Katsina State Pilgrims Welfare Board Partners Al-rufaqa Travels and Tours


The Executive Director, Katsina State Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alhaji Suleiman Nuhu Kuki and his management team held a meeting with the Chairman and Team of Al-Rufaqa Travels and Tours Ltd, Alhaji Abdulkadir Kofar Sauri on the take-off of umrah exercise from the state.


In a statement made available to Daily Independent in Katsina on Tuesday, the board’s Public Relations Officer, Badaru Karofi said the meeting was aimed at addressing grey areas in the partnership agreement to ensure smooth conduct of the exercise.


The meeting, the statement added, also reviewed progress achieved in all its operations to allow for a smooth commencement of the Umrah Operations by the State Pilgrims Welfare Board as approved by the state Governor, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari.


In a brief remark, the Executive Director of the board, Alhaji Suleiman Nuhu Kuki expressed optimism that with their joint experience, the Umrah Operation from Katsina would commence with ease.


The Executive Director informed the meeting that Katsina is blessed with one of Africa’s best airlines (Hajj Carrier) the Max Air, adding that the airline would be ready to partner with the board in achieving the dream for the intended umrah operation exercise in the state.


Kuki also expressed delight over the support and cooperation extended to the Board by the Zikrullahu Kunle Hassan-led National Hajj Commission, other relevant partners and agencies towards the umrah operation in the state.


During the meeting, the board and the partnering firm further looked at the measures introduced by the Saudi Arabian Government in guiding the smooth Umrah operations to ensure that the best practices are abided with during the exercise in the state.


On his part, the Chairman Al-Rufaqa Travels and Tours, Alhaji Abdulkadir Kofar Sauri expressed the readiness of his firm to accord the board maximum support to actualise the Umrah Operation from Katsina.

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