Hajj 2024: Nasarawa Muslim pilgrims’ board screened out two pregnant women 

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The Nasarawa state Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board said it dropped two pregnant women from the list of the 2024 intending pilgrims to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Executive Secretary (ES) of the board Idris Ahmed-Al-Makura disclosed this in an interview with newsmen on Friday in Lafia.

He explained that the two women were dictected during the medical screening exercise and were dropped from the list of 1, 760 intending Pilgrims from the state because of the new rules governing the exercise.

He said out of the total number of 1,760 intending Pilgrims, 250 people have not yet come for the screening exercise, as such, the medical screening will continue even at the Airport and anyone found wanting will be dropped.

“We are doing all this to put our house in order to avoid embarrassment because if a pregnant woman is caught at the holy land the punishment is N10m or three months imprisonment,” he added

Al-Makura disclosed that the first set of the intending Pilgrims from the state would be airlifted on May 15th, to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

He therefore, expressed gratitude to governor Abdullahi Sule for his continued support to the board and promised to give priority to welfare of the intending Pilgrims to ensure a smooth exercise.

He also lauded the innovation by , Executive Chairman of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) Jalal Arabi toward ensuring a smooth exercise

Source: Blue prints 

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