Kwara State Muslim Pilgrims’ Welfare Board has disqualified three pregnant women from going on the 2017 Hajj pilgrimage.
However, 1,465 intending pilgrims from the state have been medically certified for the pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, NAN reported.
The Executive Secretary of the board, Alhaji Mohammed Tunde-Jimoh disclosed to NAN that the disqualified women had been notified.
“The exclusion of the three pregnant women detected after the medical screening of the intending pilgrims is not punitive, but to safeguard their health and that of the babies”, he said.
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Tunde-Jimoh also added that those confirmed with minor ailments will be permitted to carry their approved prescribed drugs to the holy land.
He warned the intending pilgrims not to engage in drug trafficking and other negative tendencies capable of tarnishing the image of the country.
Naija News gathered that the board had commenced the distribution of bags, clothing and other essential materials to the intending pilgrims ahead of the state inaugural flight on Thursday. (NAN)
Source: Naija News