This is contained in a statement signed by NLC PresidentAyuba Wabba, while commiserating with the families of the 767 Muslim faithful who died in a stampede on the way to Jamrat Complex (Stoning Site) in Mina, Saudi Arabia.
“In order for transparency and re-assurance, we urge that countries whose citizens perished in the two incidents be made members of the body of inquiry.
“But most importantly, perhaps, time has come for the Saudi authorities to review their crowd control management techniques and administration of the Hajj generally.
He advised that the 805 injured among whom were 61 Nigerians, be given urgent and best medical attention.
He acknowledged that managing a mammoth crowd, sometimes in excess of two million people during every annual pilgrimage, was no mean task, for which the Saudi authorities deserved commendation.
The NLC President, however, noted with over 1,200 deaths, including those who died in the crane collapse, the 2015 Hajj ranked among the most eventful in recorded history of Hajj.
“We are shocked and completely at a loss by the extent of the losses this year.
[pull_quote_center]”That is why we are calling for a thorough investigation of the two major incidents that led to these deaths, ”[/pull_quote_center] he added.