The Executive Secretary of Borno State Pilgrims Welfare Board Alhaji Ali Mallam Bukar called on all intending Pilgrims from Borno State for Hajj 2021 to avail themselves for the Covid19 Vaccination which begins today in Borno State .
This call was made following directives received from NAHCON requesting all the 36 States including FCT to ensure that all intending Pilgrims for this year’s Hajj received the first dose of the Covid19 Vaccine immediately so as to meet up with the average 12 weeks interval requirements for the two rounds of Vaccination before the Hajj exercise.
However, the directive from the NAHCON is sequel to instructions from the Saudi Arabia authority, which state any Pilgrims who refuses to administer the dosage of the Covid19 Vaccine will not be allowed to perform this year’s Hajj.
The Executive Secretary said, considering the fact that the inaugural flight will take off from Maiduguri, the Borno State Pilgrims Welfare Board has made all the necessary arrangements to commence the Vaccination of all intending Pilgrims starting from today Friday 9th of April, at Board’s Headquarters at 9 am daily and ends on the 16th of April, 2021.
The statement further added that all intending Pilgrims are therefore requested to bring along with them the evidence of payment, such as receipts and Cards personally.
While soliciting for maximum cooperation from all intending Pilgrims, the Executive Secretary also called on all intending Pilgrims who have made deposit but have not completed payment to please do so immediately so that he or she too can receive the Vaccination within the stipulated period.
( From the information unit of the Board).
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