Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Nigerian pilgrims prepare for Arafat tomorrow

Nigerian Pilgrims today joined others from all over the world to converge in the tent city of Mina ahead of tomorrow’s Arafat day, the high point of this year’s hajj exercise.
The action is in line with the teachings of Prophet Muhammad while the pilgrims would head towards the plain of Arafat tomorrow glorifying Allah in preparation for Eid Kabir salah celebration on Friday.

In related development, the Hajj security command had laid down elaborate plan to facilitate the pilgrims’ movement to Mina and also focused on providing security and safety on all roads leading to the tent city.

The Director of Traffic, Major General Abdul Rahman Bin Abdullah Al-Miqbil, said that 24,000 buses participated in the transportation of pilgrims from Makkah to Mina.
For his part, spokesman of the Ministry of Interior, Major General Mansour Al-Turki, said the main plan focused on transporting over two million pilgrims.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health says it has not registered any epidemic or quarantine cases during the ongoing hajj exercise.

Spokesman of the ministry, Dr. Khaled Marghalani, said the health condition of the pilgrims is reassuring and advised them to drink plenty of water, fresh juice and dairy products to compensate for water loss.

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