By Abdulwaheed Olayinka Adubi, Kaduna
Kaduna State Pilgrims Welfare Agency, has disclosed that it is set to airlift no fewer than 2,491 intending pilgrims for the 2022 Hajj.
The agency’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Sani Anchau said that the intending pilgrims will be airlifted to the holy land via Azman airlines.
The agency urged the intending pilgrims to adhere strictly to the tenets of Islam while on pilgrimage.
The Executive Secretary of the agency, Yakubu Al-Rigasiyyu also addressed intending pilgrims who were undergoing screening at the hajj camp in Mando, Kaduna.
According to him, it is important for them to seek relevant knowledge of all hajj rituals so that they can perform the pilgrimage successfully.
“This year’s hajj fare is on the high side, it would not be right for you to converge on the holy city and not perform the pilgrimage well. It is important that you meet officials who are experienced and knowledgeable to guide you on all the rituals expected of you.”
He disclosed that, intending pilgrims who will be airlifted in batches will be drawn from different Local government areas.
“Due to the corona pandemic, intending pilgrims are expected to receive the three doses of the corona vaccination which is a major criteria for visa issuance. So only those whose visas are ready at a particular time, irrespective of their LGAs will be screened and airlifted to the holy land.”
Anchau however assured that, all visas will be ready and available within the expected time frame of the airlift.
The hajj camp which was not in use for two years due to corona pandemic has been renovated and the environment made serene for intending pilgrims to stay before airlift.