Sokoto - The Sokoto State Pilgrims Welfare Agency
(PWA) says it would commence the sales of 2016 Hajj seats on February 2.
This is contained in a statement issued by the Special Assistant on
Media to the agency, Alhaji Farouk Umar, to the media in Sokoto on Sunday.
"This followed a resolution reached at the end of the just-concluded
Hajj stakeholders' meeting held in Abuja, where states were required
to make adequate and early preparations for the success of 2016 Hajj,"
The statement also said that the agency had introduced new measures
to ensure smooth and proper documentation of the prospective pilgrims.
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"These measures include requiring intending pilgrims to submit their
e-passports and draft cheque of the initial deposit at the point of
"The agency has also called on the intending pilgrims to possess
their e-passports before 1st of February 2016, in line with the new
pilgrims registration policy," it added.
The statement further cautioned the prospective pilgrims from
patronising middlemen as well as desist from making any payments before
the Feb. 2 deadline.