A statement from the Public Relations Officer of the Board, Muhammad Lawal Aliyu, said all intending pilgrims must be screened at the permanent hajj camp, Bassan Jiwa near the Nnmadi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja before embarking on the spiritual journey.
The PRO said the exercise was in line with the directives by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) to screen intending pilgrims and attain their medical record as part of requirements of attaining Visa through Saudi Arabian hajj portal.
He disclosed that intending pilgrims from Bwari, Kuje and Abuja Municipal (AMAC) area councils would be screened on Saturday 12th May, 2018 while intending Pilgrims from Abaji, Kwali and Gwagwalada Area councils are scheduled to be screened on Sunday 13th May, 2018.
He stated that all the screening exercises would be carried out at the permanent hajj camp and directed intending pilgrims to report to the venue with their evidence of payment from 8 o’clock in the morning on the stipulated dates for the medical screening.
The spokesperson warned intending pilgrims to participate in the exercise as failure to attend may warrant losing of hajj seat for this year.
He added that the exercise would enable the board have a comprehensive medical record and health status of the intending pilgrims.
Meanwhile, Intending Pilgrims from the FCT have been charged to give their maximum cooperation toward success of the exercise.
The Director of the Board, Malam Muhammad Bashir gave the charge while addressing the intending pilgrims during the first phase of education and orientation exercise held at the permanent hajj camp, Abuja.
Malam Bashir advised them to pay their balance as soon as the final hajj fare is released by the NAHCON and complete all the registration formalities to enable them participate in the exercise.
The Director emphasised the importance of participating in all activities lined-up by the board to achieve successful hajj exercise this year.
He disclosed that the board commenced the preparation in earnest to ensure successful hajj operation and assured the board’s rediness to provide the best services ever in hajj exercise.
Over 2000 pilgrims are expected to perform hajj through the FCT this year.
Muhammad Lawal Aliyu
9th May, 2018