No fewer than six hundred and fifty-one intending pilgrims from Taraba State are set to depart to Saudi Arabia to perform the 2022 Hajj exercise to fulfill one of the five pillars of Islam.
The Public Relations Officer of the Taraba State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alhaji Hamza Banban Muri disclosed this in an interview in Jalingo today.
He said initially, about seven hundred people registered for this year’s exercise but due to age, pregnancy, and other health-related issues, the number dropped to 651.
According to him, five hundred and fifty-one (551) intending pilgrims were self-sponsored, while one hundred (100) were sponsored by the Taraba State Government.
Alhaji Hamza Banban Muri also revealed that the intending pilgrims from the state are expected to leave Jalingo on Friday 24th June 2022 to Yola, Adamawa State where they will depart for Saudi Arabia hopefully on the evening of the same day.
He said that the Deputy Speaker of the Taraba State House of Assembly, Hamman Adama Muhammed was appointed as the 2022 Amirul Hajj by Governor Darius Ishaku.
By Sani Sulaiman