The Director FCT MPWB (Right) at a meeting with Resource Persons for the Education and Orientation Exercise for 2022 Hajj
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, Malam Muhammad Nasiru Danmallam, disclosed this at meeting with Islamic scholars on the education and orientation exercise for the 2022 intending pilgrims from the FCT.
Malam Muhammad Nasiru Danmallam stated that considering the status of the FCT, 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 therefore called on the Islamic scholars who would serve as resource persons to strive hard to ensure that those who partake in the exercise through the board achieve the desired goal.
He appreciated the experience of the scholars in all religious knowledge and expressed optimism that they utilise their wealth of knowledge and experience in educating the intending pilgrims not only on religious matters but in the operation in general.
Malam Muhammad Nasiru Danmallam noted that the performance of Hajj after #COVID-19 pandemic 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, Egbira and Fulfulde for the benefit of the intending pilgrims.
The director also appealed to 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 persons to always advise the board on operational issues that would assist in ensuring successful Hajj and 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 everything possible to ensure that this year’s Hajj recorded the best ever success for the benefit of the residents of the territory.
The minister therefore called on all stakeholders to redouble their effort in ensuring that contingents 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 do everything humanly possible to ensure that 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 assured of the determination of the resource persons in providing proper guidance throughout the exercise.
Muhammad Lawal Aliyu
24TH MARCH, 2022
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