Kwara pilgrims board begins medical screening for intending pilgrims
The Kwara State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board yesterday commenced medical screening for intending pilgrims for the 2016 Hajj exercise.
The screening is expected to last 10 days, according to the Executive Secretary of the board, Hajia Fatimah Abolore Jimoh, who said during an enlightenment programme organized for the 1,943 intending pilgrims from Kwara State this year that the programme was designed to prepare them also on the dos and don’ts of Hajj.
Jimoh, who explained that preparation was in top gear to ensure the success of this year’s Hajj, said the medical screening would also include inoculation of the intending pilgrims.
She said, “Effort is in top gear now. In fact, we have collected more than 80 per cent of the passports and processing for issuance of visas is ongoing... The most important aspect of our programme now is to ensure that all pilgrims are screened to be able to know their well-being.”