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Lagos Commences Inoculation Exercise For Hajj Pilgrims

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government has fixed the commencement of inoculation exercise for all the State’s intending pilgrims for the 2016 Hajj to Thursday, 14th July, 2016 at the State’s Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board (LSMPWB), Old Secretariat, GRA, Ikeja.

LSMPWB Executive Secretary Mr. Muftau Okoya said the exercise is compulsory for all intending State hajj pilgrims as it is considered as one of the major requirements of the Saudi Arabia authorities.

Mr. Okoya explained apart from the inoculation, other tests will also be conducted by qualified doctors and attendants to ascertain the state of health of pilgrims as well as educate them on taking care of their health.

He stated the exercise has been scheduled to hold in different parts of the State including: Agege, Apapa, Amuwo – Odofin and Somolu on Thursday, 14th July; Alimosho, Epe , Ifako– Ijaiye and Lagos Mainland on Friday, 15th July; Ajeromi – Ifelodun, Ikeja, Kosofe and Oshodi – Isolo on Monday, 18th July; Eti – Osa, Lagos Island, Mushin and Surulere on Tuesday, 19th July, while on Wednesday, 20th July, the exercise will get to Badagry – Ojo, Ikorodu and those who had missed the inoculation on previous dates in their areas.

The Secretary urged all intending hajj pilgrims to attend the exercise in order to benefit from government’s welfare package that would include the provision of medical services for all participants.

In the same vein, Okoya hinted that a one-day seminar will be organized for the intending pilgrims on Sunday 24th July, 2016 at De- Blue Roof, Agidingbi, Alausa Lagos.

The seminar, according to him, represents the grand finale of the preparation for the Hajj operation as it will also afford the State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode the opportunity to meet and interact with the pilgrims before they embark on their journey to Saudi Arabia.

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