The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) mid-wifed Hajj Savings Scheme (HSS) train has landed in the South West with the sensitization tour billed to take place in Osogbo, Osun state capital on Monday, 14 December, 2020.
The Scheme which was officially launched in Kano, North West, Nigeria, Sunday, 4 October, 2020 by the Governor of Kano, Dr Umar Ganduje, at the Hajj Demonstration Center in the commercial city. .
The sensitization in Osogbo would be followed with the one in Abeokuta on Tuesday, 15 December, 2020 and the event will move to Ado Ekiti and Akure on Wednesday, 16 and Thursday, 17 December, 2020 respectively, while the grand finale would hold in Lagos on Sunday, 20 December, 2020 at the Radiolagos/Eko FM Marque, Lateef Jakande Road, Agindingbi, Ikeja by 10am and is expected to be attended by high ranking government officials, Hajj industry’s mogul Islamic organizations and traditional rulers
The Hajj Savings Scheme (HSS) is a contributory savings arrangement organized by the NAHCON, the state pilgrims welfare boards in partnership with JAIZ Bank PLC to provide a long-term savings platform for people who intend to build their savings for Hajj.
It is a queue- based system of first come, first served that enables pilgrims pay for Hajj over a period of time they desired
Intending pilgrims can participate in the scheme by registering and opening an account on the platform through the state pilgrims welfare boards offices, HSS web portal or any JAIZ Bank outlet.
The HSS is one of the most important policy thrust of the current NAHCON board led by Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan, to prune down the cost of Hajj among other benefits.
Beside the cost benefit to the pilgrims, the scheme will also also enable Hajj administrators to plan the movement and transportation of pilgrims