Hajj com­mis­sion screens 916 in­tend­ing pil­grims

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Itodo Daniel Sule, Lokoja

The Kogi State Hajj Com­mis­sion yes­ter­day com­menced the screen­ing of 916 in­tend­ing Mus­lim pil­grims from the state to as­cer­tain their fit­ness for this year’s pil­grim­age to Saudi Ara­bia.

Speak­ing at the flag-off in Okene, Chairman of the Com­mis­sion, Al­haji Sadiq Muham­mad Rabiu, said the screen­ing was to de­ter­mine their health con­di­tions and their sta­tus as Mus­lims.

“We want to be sure that those who want to per­form the Hajj have com­pleted their pay­ments and that they are good Mus­lims. We want to as­cer­tain also that they are in good health. Some may be hy­per­ten­sive or di­a­betic. Our med­i­cal team needs to know and pre­pare for such cases”, he said, warn­ing pil­grims against car­ry­ing kola nuts.

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