The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board (MPWB) has announced Monday 31st May 2021 for the Intending Pilgrims to Saudi Arabia to take their second dose of COVID-19 vaccination, Director, FCT MPWB Mallam Muhammad Nasiru DanMallam has said.
This was contained in a statement
by the PRO, FCT-MPWB, Muhammad Lawal Aliyu which was made available to newsmen in Abuja, saying, from the Board quoted given assurances on the FCT Administration’s arrangements to ensure that intending pilgrims have fulfilled all requirements for this year’s hajj exercise.
According to DanMallam, the Health Secretariat of the FCTA has provided enough vaccines that would be administered to the Intending Pilgrims from the Territory in line with the requirements for this year’s Hajj by Saudi Arabia.
” The exercise would be carried out at the headquarters of the Board with Intending pilgrims who register at the Headquarters on Monday 31/05/2021 and Tuesday 1/06/2021 from 9 o’clock in the morning.
” Intending Pilgrims from Abuja Municipal Area councils are expected to take their first dose of the vaccine on Wednesday 2/06/2021 while those from Bwari Area Councils would take theirs on Thursday 3/06/2021.
Similarly, Intending Pilgrims from Gwagwalada Area Council are to be vaccinated on Friday 4/06/2021, to be followed by those from Kuje Area Council that will be vaccinated on Monday 7/06/2021.
Again, according to DanMallam, Intending Pilgrims from Kwali Area Council are to be vaccinated on Tuesday 8/06/2021 and those from Abaji Area council are expected to take their second dose of the vaccine on Wednesday 9/06/2021.
He, therefore, called the attention of the Intending pilgrims to note that the inoculation exercise is an obligation that needed to be fulfilled to meetup with traveling requirements to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
He, however, assured that the Board is working hard to make all necessary arrangement for the religious exercise while waiting for further directives on the 2021 Hajj from relevant authorities.