The Executive of Katsina State, Governor Aminu Bello Masari on Thursday flags-off the 2022 hajj Pilgrims education and enlightenment programme in Katsina State.
During his remarks, the Gov said a total number of 2,146 seats have been allocated to the Katsina State Pilgrims Welfare Board for the 2022 hajj exercise.
Masari who noted that the number was equal to the number of intending Pilgrims that deposited their monies for the 2020 and 2021 hajj exercises said that there are no remaining seats for supporting Pilgrims officials for the exercise.
The Governor however directed the board to secure more seats for its supporting staff to enable them to carry out their statutory responsibilities during the exercise.
He, therefore, urged all intending Pilgrims to shun committing all vices that are contrary to Saudi Arabia’s laws.
Masari also called on them to pray for God’s intervention to wipe away the security challenges bedevilling the state and the nation in general.
Alhaji Suleiman Nuhu Kuki, the Executive Director of the Board, in his remarks, advised the intending Pilgrims to take advantage of the programme to enhance their knowledge of hajj rites and other operational necessities needed to facilitate their smooth passage to the Holy land for the pilgrimage.
“It is, therefore, important for you as intending Pilgrims to avail yourselves with this window of learning to seek for better understanding of the dos and don’ts as a guide to this important religious journey of a lifetime”, he concluded.
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