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Hajj 2015: Kano begins screening of pilgrims July 6

The Kano State Pilgrims Welfare Board is to commence the
screening of its pilgrims for the 2015 Hajj on Monday, July

The Public Relations Officer of the board, Alhaji Nuhu
Badamasi, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano on
Saturday, that the screening would be conducted at the
headquarters of the 44 local government areas of the state.

According to him, the exercise is aimed at ensuring that the
pilgrims are screened physically to ascertain their health

“If, during the screening exercise, a pilgrim is found to have
one health challenge or the other, the officials will advise
him or her to go and see a doctor for medical advice,”
Badamasi said.

He said the exercise would be used to stress the importance
of having a male guide for any female pilgrim performing
the Hajj.

“The screening is very important because old persons
wishing to perform the Hajj must also be accompanied by
somebody, especially their relations.

“So during the screening, all these issues will have to be
resolved in order to ensure that intending pilgrims do not
encounter any problem in the Holy land,” Badamasi said.

NAN reports that a total of 5,537 pilgrims from Kano State
are expected to perform the 2015 Hajj in Saudi Arabia.

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