2022 Hajj: Jigawa Pilgrims Board trains 135 facilitators
The Jigawa State Pilgrims Welfare Board (JSPWB) on Friday trained 135 facilitators to enable them to train the state’s intending pilgrims for the 2022 Hajj.
The Acting Executive Secretary of the board, Alhaji Mustafa Umar, said this at a one-day train-the-trainer programme for the facilitators in Dutse.
The secretary said that the gesture was part of preparations for the 2022 Hajj.
Umar said that five facilitators, comprising three males and two females, were selected from each of the 27 local government areas of the state.
He explained that the facilitators would in turn, train intending pilgrims from the state at designated centres across the state.
The official added that the gesture was to ensure proper training of intending pilgrims on the tenets of Muslim pilgrimage.
“The facilitators are to train prospective pilgrims on obligations, tenets, and cardinal principles of Hajj.
“The board has set up a committee that will supervise the exercise in order to ensure that each pilgrim participates in the exercise,” the official said.
Umar further noted that proper education of intending pilgrims would prepare them to conduct the Hajj in accordance with the teachings of Islam and be good ambassadors of the country.
“The training will give intending pilgrims the opportunity to know how to conduct proper and acceptable Hajj rites.
According to him, competent resource persons are engaged to train the facilitators.