The Acting Overseer of the board, Hajiya Hannatu Zailani, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Kaduna that the vaccination exercise began on April 6 and had reached all the state’s 23 Local Government Areas.
The FCT Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board on Sunday warned 2019 intending pilgrims against exhibiting fraudulent behaviour that is capable of tarnishing the image of Nigeria in Saudi Arabia.
A total of 1, 185 pilgrims have so far been transported back home from Saudi Arabia, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria said on Tuesday in Makka.
The pilgrims departed the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport on board a Max Air Boeing 747 aircraft at exactly 12:23a.m. on Saturday.
The Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has disclosed that beginning from 2019, pilgrims from the state and other neighbouring states will be flying to Saudi Arabia and Jerusalem from the Ibadan Airport.
The 1,550 intending pilgrims from Kwara on Thursday commenced the mandatory inoculation and other medical screening ahead of the 2018 hajj.
Uja, who made this known while receiving security report of the 2017 pilgrimage on Monday in Abuja, said that no pilgrim absconded in Rome and Greece.
Lagos State Commissioner for Home Affairs, AbdulHakeem AbdulLateef, gave the directive during a stakeholders meeting on Friday in Lagos.
Alhaji Mohammed Tunde-Jimoh, the Executive Secretary of the board, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday at a special prayer to usher in preparation for 2018 Hajj.
The pilgrims arrived Sultan Abubakar International Airport Sokoto aboard Max airline on Sunday and were received a member of the state Hajj Team, Alhaji Abdullahi Maigwandu
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that this was the second time pilgrims from the state returned money which they found to the state Pilgrims officials.
Okoya, who made the announcement on Saturday in Lagos in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, said two Med-view aircraft would airlift prospective pilgrims.
Alhaji Khaleel Fawehinmi, the board’s Chairman, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Akure that the intending pilgrims should assemble at the board’s premises on July 30.
The group in a statement implored the Federal Government to consider the relative importance of the religious undertaking to the nation as it offers opportunity for Nigerians performing the hajj
It offers the faithful a special chance to make pilgrimages and seek a general pardon for their sins as they walk through a holy door
NAN further reports that the faithful are also expected to return to Muna for the stoning of Jamratul-Aqaba (Stoning of the Devil) on the 10th day of Zhulhija (the Sallah Day)
Despite calls in some quarters that the sponsorship of pilgrims be stopped, Niger State Governor Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, on Monday disclosed that although, sponsorship to the Holy land is not totally ideal but that the welfare of the pilgrims must be government’s top priority during the spiritual exercise
Muslim pilgrims from Plateau State have been warned to uphold the true tenets of Islamic doctrine and obey the constituted rules of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Captain Aliyu Danja, spokesman of the Division, said this while addressing newsmen in Maiduguri
It should be recalled that seven governors of the PDP have been daggers drawn with the party since the Special National Convention of the party held at the Eagle Square, Abuja