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Hajj 2022: Sokoto Set to Commence Airlift of Intending Pilgrims

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Musa Na Allah Sokoto

The Sokoto State Pilgrims Welfare Agency (PWA) will commence the Airlift of Intending Pilgrims to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the 2022 Hajj exercise.

The Permanent Secretary, PWA, Alhaji Shehu Dange disclosed this while briefing newsmen on the level of preparedness for the 2022 Hajj operation.

He said already the Agency has secured decent accommodation for the state pilgrims in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia which stands at 2404.

According to him, the state has 2404 intending pilgrims all of whom were vaccinated against covid-19 as enshrined by the Saudi Kingdom.

“We have secured Visa to over 1500 intending pilgrims enough for three outbound flights to the Holy land and the Agency is in touch with the Saudi consulate in Kano for more VIsas to the rest of the intending pilgrims.

“We have also made adequate arrangements with the Airport officials and other stakeholders and Security agencies for the smooth conduct of the exercise.

“In compliance with the Saudi protocols, we have strictly adhered to the mandatory age of 65 years for all intending pilgrims to the kingdom.

He warned intending pilgrims to respect and obey the rules and regulations of the Authority of the Saudi Arabian kingdom during and after the Hajj exercise.

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