Hajj: We’ll continue to prioritise welfare of our pilgrims – FCT board

The Federal Capital Territory Muslims Pilgrims Welfare Board, (FCT-MPWB) weekend vowed not to compromise with the welfare and well-being of its pilgrims who traveled to Saudi Arabia to perform this year’s pilgrimage.

The director of the FCT Muslims Pilgrims Welfare Board, Malam Abubakar Adamu Evuti, gave the assurance while speaking to Voice of Nigeria in Makkah, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Evuti urged the pilgrims to be rest assure that the board is committed and will continue to give priority to their well-being in terms of accommodations, feedings and health, throughout their period of stay in the Holy Land up to the end of June as the case maybe when the FCT contingents are expected back home in Nigeria after the completion of the hajj rites.

“But we want to assure them that their feedings is not going to be compromised, their accommodations where there is challenge  will not be compromised and we will also make sure that their healthcare system will be provided.

So, let them be rest assured that up to the time that we are going to stay here, up to the end of June as the case may be, FCT pilgrims will be given the best of its provisions in terms of health, accommodation and feedings,” he stated.

While commenting on the likelihood of any health challenge that would be above the capacity of the FCT Pilgrims Body, Mallam Evuti noted that such person will be referred to the national body of hajj coordination in Nigeria, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, for immediate action.

The director said, ” We as a board, our job here is the welfare and wellbeing of the pilgrims and that is the paramount responsibility here. And we have to be very vigilant from the beginning up to the end.”