Hajj: Ondo Screens 128 Intending Pilgrims, Extends Payment Deadline | The Precision

In preparation for this year’s Hajj rites, the Ondo
State Muslim Welfare Board has screened a total of 128
intending pilgrims out of the expected 302 allotted to the state for
the 2017 holy pilgrimage to Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

In the meantime, the
Board has extended payment for the hajj trip by one week in order to ensure that those
who have not been able to make payment meet up with the
screening  exercise which is a prerequisite before embarking on the pilgrimage. 
a statement made available to THE PRECISION, the Chairman of the State Muslim Welfare Board, Khaleel Fawehinmi said a another date for screening will be announced to
allow those who have not been screened to perform the exercise.
Alhaji Fawehinmi urged the intending pilgrims
not to carry unnecessary luggage like food items saying that preparation
had been made to provide them with good Nigerian food in the holy land.
said those on medication should submit all their drugs to the
medical team as they are not entitle to handle any drugs while on
The intending pilgrims were enlightened
on the rules and regulations of hajj rites as well as the laws of the government of Saudi Arabia
The leader of the
medical team at the screening, Dr Waheed Afolayan advised those who
have medical challenges to seek for consultation at the hospital for
proper medication before the commencement of hajj operation.

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