Osogbo – No fewer than 600 intending pilgrims to this year’s Hajj have been vaccinated ahead of the journey to holy land.
The vaccination of the pilgrims took place at the Pilgrims Welfare Board, Muslim’s wing government secretariat, Abere Osun State.
The vaccines occurred after the three- week training workshop organised for them.
Barrister Zikrullah Olakunle Hassan, the -board’s chairman’s, while addressing them at the workshop said that, the intending pilgrims are expected to converge at the Board’s premises on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th,
July 2018 by 9 a.m for other travelling documents.
He added that, pilgrims are also expected to come along with their final clearance in order to collect their travelling bags (suit cases) and uniforms (Ankara).
He emphasized on the need to attend the last training enlightenment saying that, there may not be another opportunity for vaccination before they leave for the holy land.
Also speaking at the event, the Administrative Secretary of the Board, Hajj Sikiru Adetona Alao, explained that, registration is still on-going at the board office till Saturday 14th July, 2018.
He urged Muslims willing to participate in this year’s hajj exercise to take advantage of the remaining few days to get registered, saying about 600 intending pilgrims has registered so far out of 967allocated to the board.
Hajj Alao then encouraged them to be virtuous and display the ethos of Omoluabi while in the holy land.
The Head, Medical Team, Doctor Arazim Seriki from Lautech Teaching Hospital also emphasized on the need for all intending. pilgrims in the State to be vaccinated before embarking on the hajj exercise.
He also admonished them not to hesitate to report their health status and cultivate the habit of eating balance diet, embark on physical exercise from now as much of the hajj exercise required trekking without options.