The Abuja Muslims Pilgrims Welfare Board has slated Monday, 31st May 2021 for the FCT intending pilgrims to receive their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
A statement by Muhammad Lawal Aliyu, spokesman of the board, on Wednesday quoted the Director of the Board, Mallam Muhammad Nasiru DanMallam giving assurances on the FCT administration’s arrangements to ensure that intending pilgrims have fulfilled all requirements for this year’s Hajj exercise.
DanMallam, according to the statement, disclosed that the health secretariat of the FCTA had provided enough vaccines that would be administered to the Intending pilgrims in line with the requirements for this year’s Hajj by Saudi Arabia.
The Director said the exercise would be carried out at the headquarters of the board with Intending pilgrims who register at the Headquarters on Monday 31/05/2021 and Tuesday 1/06/2021 from 9 o’clock in the morning.
He disclosed that Intending Pilgrims from Abuja Municipal Area councils are expected to take their first dose of the vaccine on Wednesday 2/06/2021 while those from Bwari Area Councils would take theirs on Thursday 3/06/2021.
“Similarly, Intending Pilgrims from Gwagwalada Area Council are to be vaccinated on Friday 4/06/2021, to be followed by those from Kuje Area Council that will be vaccinated on Monday 7/06/2021.
“Again, according to DanMallam, Intending Pilgrims from Kwali Area Council are to be vaccinated on Tuesday 8/06/2021 and those from Abaji Area council are expected to take their second dose of the vaccine on Wednesday 9/06/2021.
“He called the attention of the Intending pilgrims to note that the inoculation exercise is an obligation that needed to be fulfilled to meetup with traveling requirements to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
“He assured that the Board is working hard to make all necessary arrangement for the religious exercise while waiting for further directives on the 2021 Hajj from relevant authorities,” the statement said.
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