HAJJ: FCTA fixes date for second dose of COVID-19 vaccines
Hudu Yakubu, Abuja
Authority of the Nigerian Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, says it will commence the second dose of Covid -19 vaccination to it 2021 Intending Pilgrims to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from Monday 31st May 2021.
The Director of the Board, Mallam Muhammad Nasiru DanMallam who stated this also gave the assurance that arrangements have concluded towards ensuring that intending pilgrims have fulfilled all requirements for this year’s hajj exercise.
DanMallam also disclosed that the Health Secretariat of the FCTA has provided enough vaccines that would be administered to the Intending Pilgrims from the Territory in line with the requirements for this year’s Hajj by Saudi Arabia.
The Director said the exercise would be carried out at the headquarters of the Board with Intending pilgrims who register at the Headquarters on Monday 31/05/2021 and Tuesday 1/06/2021 from 9 o’clock in the morning.
He further revealed that Intending Pilgrims from Abuja Municipal Area councils are expected to take their first dose of the vaccine on Wednesday 2/06/2021 while those from Bwari Area Councils would take theirs on Thursday 3/06/2021.
While Intending Pilgrims from Gwagwalada Area Council are to be vaccinated on Friday 4/06/2021, to be followed by those from Kuje Area Council that will be vaccinated on Monday 7/06/2021.
DanMallam also said, Intending Pilgrims from Kwali Area Council are to be vaccinated on Tuesday 8/06/2021 and those from Abaji Area council are expected to take their second dose of the vaccine on Wednesday 9/06/2021.
The Director urged intending pilgrims to note that the inoculation exercise is an obligation that needed to be fulfilled to meetup with traveling requirements to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
He gave the assurance that the Board is working hard to make all necessary arrangement for the religious exercise while waiting for further directives on the 2021 Hajj from relevant authorities.