May 20, 2024

Bauchi State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has secured over 80 percent of visas for the state intending pilgrims who are set to perform the 2024 hajj in Saudi Arabia.

The executive secretary of the board Imam Ibrahim Idris made this known when he flagged off the distribution of hand bags and uniforms to the intending pilgrims in Bauchi yesterday.

He said Bauchi has 2,680 prospective pilgrims, adding that the board had already printed over 2,200 visas.

While working toward the timely receiving of the visas to other intending pilgrims, Idris said his board had made adequate arrangements to release the flight schedule.

He described the uniforms as identities for all pilgrims during hajj and urged them to always wear their uniforms for identification right from hajj camp in Bauchi and when performing rites in Saudi Arabia.

He also advised them to sew their uniforms on time, noting that the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) had fixed May 15, 2024 to commence the outbound airlift of Nigerian pilgrims to Saudi Arabia.

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