Kwara pil­grims board be­gins med­i­cal screen­ing for in­tend­ing pil­grims

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Romoke W. Ah­mad, Ilorin

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.”

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