The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Abuja is to conduct its education and orientation of this year’s intending pilgrims in seven Nigerian languages.
The Director of the Board, Mallam Muhammad Nasiu Danmallam disclosed this at meeting with Islamic Scholars on the education and orientation exercise for the 2022 intending pilgrims from the FCT.
Mallam Muhammad Nasiru Danmallam stated that considering the status of the Federal Capital Territory, the Board would continue and even improve on its policy of educating the intending pilgrims on how to perform the religious obligation for them to attain an acceptable hajj and get value for their money.
The Director called on the Islamic Scholars who would serves as Resource Persons to strive hard to ensure that those who partake in the hajj exercise through the Board achieve the desired goal.
He also said the scholars would give their wealth of knowledge and experience in educating the intending pilgrims not only on religious matters but in the entire operations.
Mallam Danmallam notedd that the performance of hajj after Covid 19 pandemics may not be the same as before considering the fact that the authorities would surely introduce various new policies to ensure a hitch free exercise.
He disclosed that the Board was committed to conducting the education and orientation exercise in phases using English, Hausa, Yoruba, Nupe, Ganagana, Egbra and Fulfulde for the benefits of the intending pilgrims.
The Director also pleaded with the Resource Persons to assist the Board in educating the Intending Pilgrims on the Hajj Saving Scheme which was introduced to ease the difficulties of paying hajj fare at a go.
He charged the Resource Person to always advice the Board on operational issues that would assist in ensuring successful hajj exercise for the benefit of the intending pilgrims.
He added that the Minister of State of the Federal capital Territory, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu has pledged to do every possible to ensure that this years hajj exercise recorded the best ever success for the benefit of the residents of the Territory and therefore called on all stakeholders to redouble their effort in ensuring that contingent to the hajj from the FCT get the best services in line with world travel standard.
In his remark at the meeting, the leader of the scholars and the Chairman of committee of Imams in the FCT, Sheikh Tajuddeen Bello Adegun pledged to every possible to ensure that the Intending Pilgrims from the territory get the basic rudiment of hajj that would guide them to achieve acceptable hajj in line with Islamic injunctions and teaching of the noble prophet Muhammad (SAW).
Sheikh Tajuddeen emphasised the determination of the resource persons in providing proper guidance of the intending Pilgrims throughout the hajj exercise.