The Nasarawa State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has vowed to withdraw the name of any woman found pregnant during the ongoing Medical screening of intending pilgrims.
Executive Secretary of the board Mallam Idris Ahmad Al-makura stated this during the ongoing Medical screening in Nasarawa and Keffi Local Governments areas of the state.
Addressing intending pilgrims during the medical screening in Nasarawa Local Governments areas, the Executive Secretary who was represented by the Director of Welfare and Orientation Alhaji Hassan Shat Sale Reiterated that the board will strictly adhere to the directive of NAHCON and the SAUDI Authorities of not allow pregnant women to partake in the spiritual journey.
Idris Al-makura said the exercise marked the end of the screening of the intending pilgrims in Nasrawa state and advised women, especially those pregnant to defer their hajj fare against next year stressing that the board will give them more priority during the next year’s hajj.
While in Keffi Local Government Area, Executive Secretary Mallam Idris Ahmad Al-makura appreciated the turnout and conduct of pilgrims during the medical screening exercise and said the exercise was in line with the tradition of the board where the intending pilgrims are screened to ensure their health status.
The Executive Secretary of the board represented by the Director of Planning, Research, and Statistics Hajiya Maria Aliyu noted that those who missed the screening should go to the pilgrim’s board headquarters in Lafia, where they will be attended to.
Mallam Idris Ahmad Al-makura used the medium to warn intending pilgrims against carrying illegal items such as Kola nut, Hard Drugs, and sharp objects among others to avoid being prevented from performing the Hajj.
In an interview, some of the intending pilgrims, Umar Dauda Faruk and Mrs. Katume Adamu commended the Muslim welfare board for the exercise and promised to be good ambassadors of the State and the country at large while in the holy land.