Chris Steven, Abuja
The Federal Capital Territory Muslim Pilgrims’ Welfare Board has invited its intending pilgrims scheduled for the first and second flights to report to the permanent hajj camp on Saturday 29th July, 2017 for the collection of their travel documents in preparation for their airlift to Saudi Arabia.
A statement from the Public Relations Officer of the Board, Muhammad Lawal Aliyu said the camp shall be opened for the intending pilgrims scheduled for the first flight from 3 o’clock in the evening on Saturday while those scheduled for second flight are to report from 6 o’clock in the evening on Sunday 30th July, 2017 for the airlift.
The Spokesperson said, the Board has released the Flight manifests of all the pilgrims for this year’s exercise with its Officers across the six area councils of the territory, the permanent Hajj Camp and the Board headquarters located at the Central area, Abuja.
Similarly, Malam Lawal Aliyu disclosed that intending pilgrims should collect their Identity Cards from their area officers before proceeding to the Camp as only those in Uniform and with pilgrims’ Identity Card would be allowed to have access to the Camp.
He therefore warned the pilgrims to adhere strictly to the flight schedule as any intending pilgrim who misses his/her flight should have himself/herself to blame.
According to the PRO, the Minister of the FCT, Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello is expected to bid the Intending Pilgrims farewell before their departure to the holy land.
Over 2000 intending pilgrims are expected to perform the hajj through the Board this year.