The Gombe State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board on Sunday, concluded the education and orientation exercise for 2022 intending pilgrims, ahead of its desire to airlift participants from June 20 to 21, 2022.
The exercise, which was conducted in phases, enabled the intending pilgrims to become acquainted with Hajj rites as well as other guidelines stipulated by relevant authorities for the successful conduct of the religious exercise.
The final exercise witnessed the practical aspect where scholars led the intending pilgrims on a mock Hajj exercise using facilities provided for that purpose at the Arabic Teachers College, Gombe.
Addressing participants, the Executive Secretary, Sa’adu Adamu, who represented the secretary to the state government, Prof. Ibrahim Njodi, advised the intending pilgrims to take advantage of the knowledge acquired to ensure that they attained acceptable Hajj.
Njodi said, “The importance of participating in all activities by the board in preparation for the religious journey is to ensure pilgrims got value for their Hajj Mabrub.”
He reiterated the government’s determination to support the board in ensuring that intending pilgrims were served diligently, and with utmost commitment in order to get the value of their investment in Hajj.
Speaking earlier, an Islamic Scholar, Yahaya Haruna, trained the intending pilgrims on how to practically perform Dhawaf.
On his part, the newly appointed chairman of the board, Emir of Dukku, Haruna Rasheed, emphasised the need for all the intending pilgrims to follow the rules and regulations laid by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
He further revealed that Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam.