The FCT Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board says it will commence camping for 2022 intending pilgrims at the Permanent Hajj Transit Camp, Bassan Jiwa, near the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja.
The Director of the board, Malam Nasiru Danmallam, who made this known in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, said the camping was to prepare the intending pilgrims for their transportation to Saudi Arabia.
Danmallam disclosed that the first flight of FCT intending pilgrims was scheduled to take off on Friday and requested those on the first flight to report on Thursday from 10 a.m. for the collection of their travel documents and other preparations for their transportation.
The director explained that intending pilgrims would be subjected to a mandatory PCR test, in line with the guidelines for the 2022 Hajj by Saudi Arabian authority.
He, therefore, advised them to report for the exercise and abide by the laid down regulations.
He disclosed that the intending pilgrims should check for their flight schedules at the head office of the board in the Central Area, or at the permanent Hajj camp to know their schedules.
He said the board had taken measures to ensure compliance with all guidelines for the exercise and it had started receiving visas for FCT 2022 intending pilgrims, while arrangements for the Basic Travel Allowance (BTA) had been concluded.
No fewer than 2000 intending pilgrims from the FCT are expected to be transported from Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport for the exercise in 2023.