The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, has requested State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Boards and Agencies to ensure that they adhered strictly to the stipulated guidelines in the movement of Pilgrims from Makkah to Muna on Sunday 19th of August, being the eight day of Dhul-Hijja
The Chairman NAHCON Taradudiyyah Committee, Dr. Aliyu Abubakar Tanko made the request, in a telephone interview with Freedom Radio Group in Makkah.
He said the previous years’ arrangement in the movement of Pilgrims to, Muna, Arafat, Muzdalifa and back to Makkah after the required two or three day stay in Muna has not changed.
He said, as being the practice in recent years and coupled with the harsh whether condition in the holy land, movement of Pilgrims will start from the wee hours of next Sunday(after midnight Saturday), being the eight of Dhul-Hijja.
The Taradudiyyah Committee Chairman, therefore implored state Pilgrims officials to ensure sanity and orderliness in the movement of Pilgrims to the Mashaa’ir(religious) sites, by keeping Pilgrims indoors until the arrival of buses instead of allowing them to mill out on the streets and get tired and exhausted before the arrival of the buses, saying there was no need for any haste or rush as no Pilgrim will be left behind at any point of evacuation.
He said no Pilgrim should overwork himself or be agitated on him being left behind, therefore when a bus seats are fully occupied, he should wait for the next bus.
Dr. Aliyu Tanko said, like in the previous two years, Pilgrims are expected this year too, to adhere strictly to Jamraat(throwing of pebbles) schedules, as the Saudi authorities have assigned different times to Countries to ease congestion and it attendant consequences at the site.
He also stated that guides have been provided to lead Pilgrims to Jamaraat site and back to the tents in Muna to guard against lost of Pilgrims and hardships associated with it.
The atmospheric whether conditions, he said, are expected to be harsh and therefore called on Pilgrims to adhere to the provisions made, during their stay in