The Federal Capital Territory Muslim Welfare Pilgrim Board has said arrangements have been concluded for the first phase of the education and orientation exercise for this year’s hajj intending pilgrims from the nation’s capital.
In a statement by the Board spokesman, Muhammad Lawal Aliyu said Islamic scholars have been mobilized for the exercise that would take place at the FCT permanent hajj camp along the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.
The statement also explained that the exercise would be conducted in four phases to enable the intending pilgrims get enlightened on the hajj rites as well as new policies introduced for this year’s hajj by the Saudi authorities and National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).
It advised intending pilgrims from the territory for this year’s hajj to participate in the four exercises which are scheduled to commence on Saturday 13th of May with intending pilgrims from Abaji, Kwali and Gwagwalada area councils.
According to the statement, intending pilgrims from Bwari, Kuje and Abuja Municipal Area Councils would have their first phase of the orientation exercise on Sunday 14th May.
The statement urged all intending pilgrims who are yet to return their completed application forms or submit their international passport to do so, to enable the Board commence the process of their travel documents.
Similarly, the Board said it’s set to evolve additional methods in educating and orienting the intending pilgrims for this year’s hajj.
The Board has also commenced a radio phone-in live programme on two FM radio stations in the Abuja for this year’s intending pilgrims.