The Kano State Pilgrims Welfare Board says it will give priority to those that could not perform their Hajj in 2022 in its 5902 allotted slots for the 2023 Hajj.
The Executive Secretary of the board, Alhaji Muhammad Abba Dambatta, stated this on Saturday during the commencement of the enlightenment programme for intending pilgrims in Kano.
He gave the assurance that those category of intending pilgrims would be the first to be airlifted to the Holy Land, adding that arrangements have been put in place to avoid the challenges of last year’s Hajj.
A statement by Hadiza Abbas Sanusi, the board’s Public Relations Officer, disclosed that Dambatta thanked Gov. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano for his immense contribution to the board.
He urged all intending pilgrims for the 2023 Hajj to avail themselves of the enlightenment programme to perfect their knowledge of the religious acts and rituals of the pilgrimage.
Ganduje, who was represented by Alhaji Kabir Muhammad Taurani, Commissioner for Special Duties, advised the pilgrims to always attend and put what they learnt into practice while at the holy land.
He assured the intending pilgrims that the state government would continue to provide facilities that would ensure their comfort at the Holy Land.
Those that attended the enlightenment programme include representatives of the Emir of kano, the Dan’amar Kano, Alhaji Aliyu Harazimi and the chairman of the board, Sheik Abdullahi Saleh Pakistan.
Others are representative of the Immigration, Custom NDLEA, NOA, Hisbah and orther relevant stakeholders. (END)