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2020 Hajj: Board begins orientation exercise for intending Pilgrims

The Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board in the Nigerian Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), says all is set for the commencement of the first phase of its education and orientation exercise for intending pilgrims for this year’s Hajj in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Saturday 21st March 2020.

The Board disclosed that Islamic scholars have already been mobilised for the exercise scheduled to take place at the permanent hajj camp located at Basan Jiwa close to the Nnamdi Azikwe Internatinal Airport, Abuja.

It explained that the exercise would be conducted in 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).

The Board advised Intending Pilgrims from the territory for this year’s hajj to participate in all programmes organised by the board aimed at assisting them to attain acceptable hajj.

It therefore warned 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.

The Board also advised intending pilgrims particularly the first timers, to take advantage of the exercise and enhance their Islamic knowledge on Hajj rites and proper guidance to get value for their money.

Source: Voice of Nigeria