Sokoto To Begin Sale Of 2016 Hajj Seats Feb 2

Sokoto To Begin Sale Of 2016 Hajj Seats Feb 2

By Agency Reports on December 28, 2015
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Abubukar S-Pawa, Kaura-Namoda, Ayuba Azare, Fadimatu Sani Makaranta
Hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims make their way to cast stones at a pillar symbolizing the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called "Jamarat," the last rite of the annual hajj, on the first day of Eid al-Adha, in Mina near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia | AP
NAN – The Sokoto State Pilgrims Welfare Agency (PWA) says it would commence the sale of 2016 Hajj seats on Feb. 2.
This is contained in a statement issued by the Special Assistant on Media to the agency, Alhaji Farouk Umar in Sokoto yesterday.
“This followed a resolution reached at the end of the just-concluded Hajj stakeholders’ meeting held in Abuja where states were required to make adequate and early preparations for the success of 2016 Hajj,'” it said.
The statement also said the agency had introduced new measures to ensure smooth and proper documentation of the prospective pilgrims.
“These measures include requiring intending pilgrims to submit their e-passports and draft cheque of the initial deposit at the point of registration.
“The agency has also called on the intending pilgrims to possess their e-passports before 1st of February 2016, in line with the new pilgrims’ registration policy”, it added.
The statement further cautioned the prospective pilgrims against patronising middlemen.

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