2021 Hajj: Board set to run 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccination


By Abdullahi Muhammad, Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), has disclosed that intending pilgrims from the territory are to take their second dose of Covid 19 Vaccination from Monday 31st May 2021.

According to a statement from the Board’s spokesperson Muhammad Lawal, the Director, Mallam Muhammad Nasiru DanMallam gave the assurances on the FCT Administration’s arrangements to ensure that intending pilgrims have fulfilled all requirements for this year’s hajj exercise.

The director disclosed that the Health Secretariat of the FCTA has provided enough vaccines that would be administered to the Intending Pilgrims from the Territory in line with the requirements for this year’s Hajj by Saudi Arabia.

The Director said the exercise would be carried out at the headquarters of the Board with intending pilgrims who registered at the Headquarters on Monday 31/05/2021 and Tuesday 1/06/2021 from 9 o’clock in the morning.

He also said that intending pilgrims from Abuja Municipal Area councils are expected to take their first dose of the vaccine on Wednesday 2/06/2021 while those from Bwari Area Council would take theirs on Thursday 3/06/2021.

Similarly, intending pilgrims from Gwagwalada Area Council are to be vaccinated on Friday 4/06/2021, to be followed by those from Kuje Area Council that will be vaccinated on Monday 7/06/2021.

Again, according to DanMallam, intending pigrims from Kwali Area Council are to be vaccinated on Tuesday 8/06/2021 and those from Abaji Area council are expected to take their second dose of the vaccine on Wednesday 9/06/2021.

He called the attention of the intending pilgrims to note that the inoculation exercise is an obligation that need to be fulfilled to meet up with traveling requirements to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

He assured that the Board is working hard to make all necessary arrangement for the religious exercise while waiting for further directives on the 2021 Hajj from relevant authorities.