2018 Hajj: FCTA announces deadline for registration

Hudu Yakubu, Abuja

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The Nigerian Federal Capital Territory Administration,FCTA, has fixed 27th June as deadline for the registration of 2018 intending pilgrims in the territory.

The Director of the Board, Mallam Muhammad Bashir, stated this during a meeting of top management staff of the Board after reviewing the progress report of the 2018 hajj operation.

Mallam Bashir disclosed that the measure become necessary to enable the board abide by the deadline set up by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria to complete the process of e-registration of all intending pilgrims by the end of this month.

” Intending Pilgrims from the territory who have deposit and are yet to complete their balance to do so before the deadline and urged those that have not submitted their e-passport or National Identification Number (NIN) to submit them before the expiration of the deadline or risk the chances of performing the hajj this year”, he stated.

The director also announced that the board has scheduled Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June for Medical screening of intending pilgrims who have either miss the earlier exercise or made payment after the first medical screening exercise.

Malam Bashir added that the medical screening which would be conducted at the permanent hajj camp on the stipulated days would serve as the last chance for the intending pilgrims.

He further explained that, at the expiration of the deadline, the board would complete the process of registration for this year as directed by the NAHCON regardless of the number of intending pilgrims who completed the process.

The Director stated that in order to enable the intending pilgrims obtain the basic knowledge of the spiritual journey, the board has fixed Saturday 30th of June and Sunday 1st of July for its third phase of education and orientation exercise.

It could be recalled that the board has conducted series of education and orientation exercises as well as medical screening before the commencement of Islamic month of Ramadan fasting.

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