Kano- The Kano State Pilgrims Welfare Board said it has engaged the services of 400 Islamic scholars to conduct sensitisation programme on Hajj for the 2015 intending pilgrims.
Alhaji Badamasi Nuhu, the Public Relations Officer of the Board, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Sunday.
He said the Islamic scholars were expected to conduct the programme at the 16 designated centres, established across the state.
Nuhu said the programme, which commenced across the centres last week, was aimed at enlightening prospective pilgrims on the Hajj rites.
‘’The sensitisation will be conducted on Saturdays and Sundays, for two months.
‘’The programme will give intending pilgrims, the opportunity to know how to conduct proper and acceptable Hajj rites,’’ he said.
He, therefore, called on all those who secured the Hajj seats, to ensure that they attended the programme regularly, in view of its importance.
‘’All intending pilgrims are expected to attend the sensitisation programme at the centres nearest to them and it is necessary,” he said.
NAN recalls that the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), allocated 5, 537 Hajj seats to Kano state for 2015 Hajj. (NAN).