Kogi Hajj Commission Secures 700 Visas for Intending Pilgrims

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By Amuda Dan Sulaiman FAB.

The Kogi State Hajj Commission has secured 700 visas for intending pilgrims from the state for the 2017 Hajj.


The commission chairman, Sheikh Luqman Abdullahi Imam disclosed this in Lokoja on Sunday in an interview with this reporter.


Sheikh Imam said that the remaining visas for the remaining intending pilgrims, will soon be processed. He disclosed that the commission had secured befitting hotel accommodations closer to the two Holy Mosques in Mecca and Medina for the intending pilgrims.


The Chairman stated that the commission had also secured vehicles for pilgrims’ shuttle in the Holy land to ease their movements from one place to another.


‘‘As part of our arrangements for a hitch free hajj operation this year, the commission will provide free feeding, (morning and evening) for our pilgrims,” he added.


He cautioned the intending pilgrims against carrying hard drugs, such as kola nuts and other items declared illegal by the Saudi Arabia authorities.


Sheikh Imam, however, warned that whoever tried to violate the Saudi Arabian laws would have his or herself to blame.


He said that the national inaugural flight is expected to be conducted on July 30, 2017, adding that the commission had concluded all the necessary arrangements to ensure the successful conduct of hajj, both in Nigeria and Saudi Arabia.

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