The Kaduna State Muslim Welfare Board has captured no fewer than 2,200 intending pilgrims of 2019 Hajj by its Biometric knowledge.
The Board’s Public Relations Officer, Malam Yunusa Abdullahi, made this recognized to newsmen in Kaduna on Saturday whereas giving an replace on the registration of the intending pilgrims.
The Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) studies that 2,200 pilgrims had been captured out of 6,636 hajj seats allotted to the state for this 12 months hajj.
Abdullahi mentioned the biometric knowledge seize of the intending pilgrims commenced three days in the past.
In response to him, the biometric registration is a prerequisite for the issuance of visa to Saudi Arabia as launched by the Saudi Authorities.
“Failure to take part would disqualify the intending pilgrims from performing the hajj.
“We hope by the tip of subsequent week we might have registered all of the intending pilgrims,’’ he mentioned.
Abdullahi additionally mentioned that every one intending pilgrims who had made deposit cost for this 12 months’s hajj could be captured.
He suggested different intending pilgrims to strategy the board earlier than the tip of the train.
Abdullahi famous that the introductions of biometric registration final 12 months was to ease the processing of visa for intending pilgrims and may be for safety causes.
“All we all know, the method has enhanced the processing of visa for intending pilgrims,” he mentioned.
He mentioned thatafter the train, there could be a second section of the registration.
Abdullahi mentioned that to date, the train was occurring easily as a result of ample preparations had been put in place.
He famous that 6,636 hajj seats had been allotted to Kaduna State by the Nationwide Hajj Fee of Nigeria (NAHCON).