By Bukola Hameed
Independent Hajj Reporters, IHR, a civil society organisation that reports and monitor Hajj and Umrah has expressed its sadness over the death of the Ag President of the Association of Hajj and Umrah Operators of Nigeria (AHUON), Alh Salisu Butu.
IHR in a statement on Sunday said it received with shock the news of Alhaji Butu who died in Abuja on Friday. It commiserated with the Executives of AHUON, and its members, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), States Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Boards and Agencies and all Hajj stakeholders over the passing away of the late AHUON Ag President.
The statement, signed by its national coordinator Ibrahim Muhammed also condoled with the family of late Alhaji Butu and prays to Almighty Allah to forgive his short comings and grant him Al Janna Firdausi
IHR said Alh Salisu Butu “possessed great attributes of a leader who knows and appreciates the role of the Media in the Hajj Industry”.
Before his demise, IHR said it worked hand in hand with the late AHUON President to create awareness on the plight of Private Hajj Tour Operators amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic.
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