2019 HAJJ: FCTA conducts education, orientation exercise for intending pilgrims

Hudu Yakubu, Abuja


The Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board in the Nigerian Federal capital territory administration says it has concluded plan to conduct the final phase of education and orientation exercise for this year’s intending pilgrims.

This was a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the Board, Muhammad Lawal Aliyu in Abuja Nigeria.

Mr Lawal said the exercise was part of strategies adopted by the board in its bid to ensure that Intending Pilgrims from the federal Capital Territory attain an acceptable hajj this year.

He explained that the exercise would include theoretical and practical aspects of hajj to enlighten the intending pilgrims on hajj rites and policies introduced by relevant authorities for the hajj operation.

Lawal noted that intending pilgrims from the territory at the end of the training are expected to be acquainted with the dos and don’ts of hajj operation especially while at the holy land.

The PRO said the Orientation exercise which is scheduled to take place on Saturday 22nd to 23rd of June at the permanent hajj camp, Bassan Jiwa  would serve as the final educational arrangement before the exercise.

He further stated that the board had already mobilized Islamic scholars within the territory to train the intending pilgrims using various local languages of the FCT for effective and efficient learning processes of the Hajj exercise.

Lawal also revealed that travelling materials such as Uniforms, bags among others would be distributed at the venue and advised intending pilgrims who have completed their payment to report with their original evidence of registration to collect the materials.

The Board spokesperson added that the Board had already concluded medical screening of its intending pilgrims and has since commenced the process of acquiring visa through Saudi Arabian portal via National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).

He explained that the board has officially closed the registration of this year’s Intending Pilgrims on19th of June to abide by the deadline set up by the NAHCON on the registration.

He concluded that the board is set to conduct inoculation of this year’s Intending Pilgrims on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June in order to acquire the “Yellow Card” travel documents in conformity with International Travel practices.