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Hajj 2022: Religious leaders urged to intensify prayers towards ending Covid-19


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 Islamic clerics In Nigeria has been called upon to embark on ceaseless prayers for Allah to save the world on the challenges posed by covid-19 pandemic.

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The Executive Secretary of Bauchi State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Imam Abdurrahman Ibrahim Idris made the call during an interactive session with Islamic clerics in Bauchi on Tuesday.

A statement by the Information Officer of the board, Muhammad Sani Yunusa on Wednesday said Imam Abdurrahman expressed the hope that Hajj 2022 will hold.

Pilgrims from outside Saudi Arabia were not allowed to participate in the 2020 and 2021 Hajj seasons.

” We should fervently pray for a total eradication of the pandemic,” the Executive Secretary said.


Imam Abdurrahman noted that prayers remain the only solution to containing the pandemic, adding that “all hands most be on deck” in the struggle.


Mal Abdurrahman urged the Islamic clerics to assist in sensitizing people particularly intending Pilgrims to embrace all laid down safety protocols on covid 19, adding that the Saudi Arabian government will not tolerate laxity.

He said the Kingdom had recently barred flights from Nigeria over the prevalence of the new Omicron variant of covid-19. He promised to collaborate with Hajj managers to fight rumour mongering with regards to the new variant.


In a separate remark, the Chief Imam of Bakin kura Jummua mosque Imam Mahmud Isa Duguri and the Deputy Chief Imam  Bauchi central mosque, Mal Ahmed Naibi called for attitudinal change towards obeying the laid down rules and regulations put in place by authorities in Saudi Arabia.

They both urged the Board to re-organise the yearly Hajj enlightenment classes in order to as avenues for intending Pilgrims reorientation.


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