By Mohammad Ibrahim
Kaduna (Nigeria) – Kaduna State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has organised a train-the-trainer programme for islamic scholars and pilgrims Welfare Officers on pilgrim’s enlightenment in the state.
The participating officers were drawn from the 23 local government areas of the Northwestern state.
The workshop was titled” Train the Trainers on Pilgrim’s Enlightenment”.
Executive Secretary of the Board, Alhaji Kabir Kasim charged participants to take the training seriously.
He explained that it was vital for intending pilgrims to acquire full knowledge of tenets of hajj before embarking on the journey.
” Hajj is a very important journey to all muslims who can afford it, so we must make sure those going for the religious journey get full knowledge of it.
“We must educate them on the tenets of Hajj so that they get the rewards set aside for those who observed hajj rights properly.
“We feel we should organize this training to ourselves before training the intending pilgrims on the rudiments of hajj activities right from Nigeria and in Saudi Arabia,” he said.
The Executive Secretary warned the pilgrims officers to remind intending pilgrims that Hajj is not a tourism, but religious journey.
On his part, Chairman House Committee on pilgrims at the State House of Assembly, Garba Turawa also commended the Board for the conduct of a successful 2014 hajj exercise in the state.
The Board’s Trustees Chairman, Alhaji Abdullahi Garba Maitsukuni lauded the board management for their efforts in educating the state’s intending pilgrims.
He prayed for a successful and hitch free 2015 hajj exercise.