2023 Hajj: Avoid travelling to Saudi with contraband, NAHCON warns Nigerian pilgrims
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, has cautioned Nigerian intending pilgrims for this year’s Hajj to avoid carrying contraband items to Saudi Arabia for ease of passage at any of the two air entry points.
It also cautioned the pilgrims in order to guard against any unpleasantries in the Kingdom.
The Madinah Coordinator of the Commission, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris Mahmoud made the call in a telephone interview with Freedom Radio Group on Wednesday.
The coordinator and other members who have been in Madinah since May 21, have been holding marathon meetings with stakeholders in Madinah to prepare ground for smooth reception and sound services to the pilgrims on arrival and the duration of their stay in the City.
Alhaji Ibrahim Idris said they have visited the Airport, the Adhillah, who are responsible for pilgrims’ accommodation and caterers engaged to properly feed the pilgrims in Madinah.
He said NAHCON medical team in Madinah has also swung into action to ensure adequate and proper medical attention to pilgrims.
Intending pilgrims from Nigeria are expected to start the outward religious journey Thursday, the twenty fifth of this month, with the inaugural flight taking place Abuja, expectedly with the first batch of Nasarawa State pilgrims.
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