2018 Hajj: FCT Pilgrims Board Begins Deposit Collection

The FCT Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board says it will begin registration of intending pilgrims for the 2018 Hajj  across the six Area Councils in the territory on Dec. 4.

The Public Relations Officer of the board, Malam Muhammad Lawal, disclosed this in a statement made available on Tuesday in Abuja.

“Intending pilgrims who wish to perform the pilgrimage through the board are to present a bank draft of minimum of N1 million only, payable to the FCT Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board.

“The board will not entertain payment by proxy, while old timers are to pay additional 2,000 Saudi Riyals for the exercise.

“All intending pilgrims must be guaranteed by the Chief Imam of Area Council or Traditional Ruler or a Senior Civil Servant of not less than Grade Level 12 as contained in the Guideline for the registration of 2018 intending Pilgrims by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria.

“Female intending Pilgrims will only be registered with their male guide (Muharam) in line with the Saudi Arabian Government regulations,’’ Lawal said.

He also said that the board had resolved to register intending pilgrims on first-come first-served basis, while first timers would be given priority.

He said the Area Councils structure of the board would be reshuffled to ensure efficiency, proficiency and guard against fraud.

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