The Managing Director, Jaiz Bank Plc, Hassan Usman said the e-channels and technology are sufficient enough to capture all intending pilgrims to Hajj under the new Savings Scheme.
Usman stated this at the launch and sensitisation of the Hajj Savings Scheme in Lokoja, Kogi State, a statement said.
Represented by the Divisional Head, Corporate Services, Mallam Ismaila Adamu, the MD said Jaiz is fully prepared for the hitch-free take off of the scheme in the state and the country.
He said the bank has 40 branches nationwide along with electronic platforms to capture the Hajj savers. With such a scheme, intending pilgrims that do not have the wherewithal can gradually plan and actualize their dreams without stress.
Usman also commended the stakeholders in Kogi for their prompt response and commitment toward a successful implementation of the scheme in the state.
Chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Alhaji Zikirullah Kunle Hassan, said the Commission and the various State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Boards can leverage on the scheme to have the liquid funds required to effectively plan for Hajj operations early.
This helps for better bargain for accommodation and other services for their pilgrims.
The NAHCON chairman represented by Imam Ahmad Sa’ad of the commission welcomed the guest while his colleague, Alhaji Ishaq Ja’e, commended the Kogi Muslims Community for always being responsive in meeting the obligations of Hajj.
Chairman of the Kogi State Hajj Commission, Sheik Abdullah Lukman, said the scheme will allow the Muslim Ummah to prepare early, by making gradual deposits through Jaiz Bank Plc.
Chief Imam of Ankpa, Imam Salman Adam, encouraged the Muslim Ummah to fully embrace the scheme.