The Lagos State Government has announced its readiness for the commencement of the inoculation exercise organised for intending pilgrims for the 2018 Hajj on Monday, 25th June 2018.
The Secretary, Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Mr. AbdulRahman Ishola disclosed this over the weekend, stating that the exercise will provide the opportunity to vaccinate intending pilgrims against Polio and Yellow fever as well as give them the necessary prescription after they undergo the required medical screening at designated General hospitals across the State.
He informed that pilgrims from Agege, Ajeromi Ifelodun, Alimosho, and Amuwo Odofin are billed for Monday, 25th June, 2018 while Apapa, Badagry/ Ojo, Epe / Ibeju and Eti-Osa will be attended to on Wednesday, 27th June.
The Board Secretary added that pilgrims from Ifako-Ijaiye, Ikeja, Ikorodu and Kosofe are slated for Thursday, 28th June while Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland, Mushin and Oshodi- Isolo participants are scheduled for Friday, 29th June.
He stated that the exercise will be rounded up with the inoculation of intending pilgrims from Somolu, Surulere and the Board on the Monday, 2nd July.
The screening exercise, according to him, is to certify that intending pilgrims are physically and mentally fit for the Hajj exercise as well as prevent any unforeseen health conditions that may disrupt the performance of important hajj rites by the pilgrims.
While noting that the Lagos State government is working tirelessly to ensure a hitch-free Hajj exercise, Ishola urged State and local coordinators to give necessary support and assistance to the pilgrims during and after hajj exercise.
The Board Secretary further revealed that Saturday, 14th and Sunday, 15th July have been fixed for the planned two-day Seminar for intending pilgrims in final preparation the holy pilgrimage.
Meanwhile, Wednesday, 27th June and Thursday 28th June, 2018 have been set aside for intending pilgrims who missed the first Basic Travelling Allowance (BTA) collection to pick tellers from the Account Department of the Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board from 10 a.m to 4 p.m for the purchase of their travel allowance.