From Sam O. Sam, Lafia
Over 1,500 Muslims from Nasarawa state are to perform this year’s pilgrimage to the holy land.
Executive secretary of the state Muslim pilgrims welfare Board, Alhaji Abubakar Hassana Laraba, made the disclosure during an interactive session with newsmen in Lafia, the state capital.
Laraba, who stated that the Nasarawa contingent would be among the first batch of pilgrims to be airlifted to Saudi Arabia through the Abuja centre on August 23, said the Board has completed every arrangements for the smooth take-off and successful Hajj operation this year.
According to the Secretary, the Board has already conducted a medical screening on all the intending pilgrims from the 13 Local Government Councils of the State, adding that a committee has been put in place to ensure the safety of the pilgrims.
He called on all the intending pilgrims from the state to ensure strict compliance with the laws of the holy land and be good ambassadors of the state
It would be recalled that the Nasarawa state governor, Tanko Al-Makura recently appointed a former governor of the state, Senator Abdullahi Adamu as the team leader for this year’s hajj.