Sokoto first batch of pilgrims depart to Saudi Arabia for 2017 Hajj
In a statement made available to reporters in Sokoto by the agency’s Media Assistant, Farouk Umar, the Director General said all arrangement had been perfected to ensure a successful hajj.
Umar assured the pilgrims that decent accommodation and other logistics have been put in place in Makkah and Madinah for their comfort.
He also warned the intending pilgrims against carrying hard and other prohibited items, adding that machines had been put in place for screening.
According to him, anyone caught with drugs would be handed over to the appropriate authorities for prosecution.
The Director General expressed gratitude to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal for creating a conducive atmosphere for a successful Hajj operation in the state.