The Kogi State Hajj Commission has announced the commencement date for the mandatory COVID-19 vaccination of all intending pilgrims for the 2021 Hajj exercise, as directed by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).
A statement signed by the commission’s Public Relations officer (PRO), Isah Abdulrahman said the COVID-19 vaccination exercise would hold as from Friday 9th to 11th April, 2021 at the commission’s premises in Lokoja.
Giving details of the exercise for intending pilgrims, Abdulrahman said that vaccination of intending pilgrims from Kogi Central senatorial district would come up on 9th April, 2021 at the commission’s premises by 9am prompt.
He added that intending pilgrims from Kogi East senatorial district would take their turn on 10th April, 2021 at the commission’s premises by 9am also, while intending pilgrims from Kogi west senatorial district would be vaccinated on 11th April, 2021 at the commission’s premises by 9am prompt.
According to Abdulrahman, attendance is mandatory for all intending pilgrims, saying that failure may lead to forfeiture of their Hajj seat for this year’s Hajj operation.
The statement advised all intending pilgrims for the vaccination to be punctual and to adhere strictly to the days allocated to their various senatorial district.
Kogi state government, on Monday night, took delivery of about 16, 900 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine and commence vaccination in the state on Tuesday.