2020 HAJJ: FCT Pilgrims Board warns staff against corrupt practices
The FCT Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has warned its staff against corruption or any act capable of tarnishing the image of the Administration as it commences registration for the 2020 hajj.
Addressing management staff at a meeting in preparation towards the 2020 hajj operation, Director of the Board, Malam Muhammad Bashir, said the board would not condone any act of indiscipline that can hamper the success of the operation.
Bashir stressed the need for the staff to ensure prudence in the exercise and charged them to carry out their duty diligently and desist from abuse of office.
He added that the staff of the board are to undergo capacity building training to enhance their service delivery to the pilgrims before the forthcoming hajj exercise.
The measure, he said, became necessary in order to ensure that intending pilgrims from the territory continue to get the best services in hajj exercise in line with the desire of the present Administration.
The board began registration of intending pilgrims for the 2020 hajj exercise from Friday 1th of November, 2019 across the six area councils and the head office of the Board located at the central business district, Abuja.
Intending pilgrims who wish to perform the pilgrimage through the Board are allowed to register in maximum of three installments.
Prospective pilgrims are to present a bank draft of minimum of N500,000 only payable to the FCT Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Abuja to book for a seat for the 2020 hajj exercise.
They are also to deposit an average of N1,500,000 by the end of March 2020 pending the release of the actual hajj fare by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria.
All intending pilgrims must also be guaranteed by chief Imam of any of the Area Council or a Traditional Ruler or a Senior Civil Servant of not less than Grade Level 12 as contained in the Guideline for the registration of intending Pilgrims by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria.
In addition, female intending Pilgrims would only be registered with their male guide (Muharam) in line with the Saudi Arabian government regulations.